With tax season behind us, the IRS utilizes the summer months to send out notices of tax debt as well as take aggressive action against taxpayers who are severely delinquent.
Anyone with multiple unfiled tax years and/or over $5,000 of tax debt can be defined as severely delinquent by the IRS.
If you are a delinquent taxpayer, click here to check your eligibility for the Fresh Start Program.
One of the most aggressive techniques the IRS utilizes when a taxpayer refuses to pay a state or federal government tax bill is a bank levy.
A bank levy is when your money is directly taken out of your bank account and applied to your unpaid tax bill.
The IRS is required to provide a minimum of a 30-day notice of “intent to levy”, but the IRS is not required to warn you before they take your money.
Often times as soon as money is deposited into a bank account of a delinquent taxpayer, the IRS can enter the account and confiscate the funds.
The only way to stop the IRS from moving forward with a bank levy if you owe money to the IRS is to pay off your balance in full or apply for relief through the Fresh Start Program (FSP).
The Fresh Start Program is a federal and state accepted relief program that allows delinquent taxpayers to either enter into a payment plan to repay their debt over time or apply to have a substantial amount of debt wiped away.
To qualify to have your tax debt forgiven in full, you must be able to prove that paying off your debt would lead to substantial financial hardship.
Do you want to see if you qualify for the Fresh Start Program? Click below to fill out our brief qualifying questionnaire.