Liens & Levies
When the IRS believes that a taxpayer is able to pay their tax debt but refuses to do so, it may take aggressive measures to satisfy that debt. The most common of these measures are issuing tax liens and levies.
These actions can greatly disrupt the lives of taxpayers and can ultimately leave a black mark on their standing with the IRS. If the IRS has issued you and your estate a tax lien or levy, then it is time to speak with legal representation.
At Buchalter & Pelphrey Attorneys At Law we understand that not every taxpayer knows their options and rights when facing an adverse action from the IRS, but believe that each and every one of us should have an informed and capable advocate when dealing with one.
We've helped countless clients navigate and resolve:
- Their tax levy and lien issues
- Protected their estate
- And put them back in the best standing possible
It is possible to face your IRS tax lien or levy with confidence. Contact us to speak with an experienced Brevard County tax lawyer today.
What Is a Tax Lien?
A tax lien is a type of restrictive hold that the IRS can place on a taxpayer's assets. This happens when the agency believes you have assets to pay your debts but continue to fail to do so.
In this case, the lien prevents the taxpayer from selling the property in order to protect the government's interest in recovering the back taxes which are owed. Essentially, it is the IRS claiming its own rights to your property.
Tax liens can only be issued when:
- The IRS has made an assessment of a taxpayer's assets
- The taxpayer is then notified that they have 60 days to pay their debt
- The taxpayer still fails to pay the debt
What Is a Tax Levy?
Conversely, a tax levy is an IRS seizure or garnishment of a taxpayer's assets or property. These levies can also be used to garnish wages or freeze bank accounts.
While there are exemptions to what the IRS can seize, this is an aggressive and invasive IRS measure that is only taken when it believes that a taxpayer is actively avoiding paying a debt.
Don't Hesitate—Contact Our Firm Now!
If you have been notified that either of these actions are being taken against you, the time to act is now. There are limited windows of time to file administrative appeals and retaining informed and insightful counsel is the best way to secure a swift and favorable resolution.