IRS COLLECTIONS DEFENSE ATTORNEY
SERVING TAXPAYERS THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT
Owing taxes can be frightening. The IRS collection process begins when you have tax debt that hasn't been voluntarily paid. If you owe money to the IRS, they will send you a notice stating how much you owe, including any interest or penalty charges that have been added to your debt. Many times, this notice arrives via certified mail. If you don't pay the first bill, they will send you another. It's important to remember that any interest or penalties will continue to accrue until your debt has been paid in full. In the event that you fail to make payments after receiving your final bill, the IRS will begin to undertake collection actions.
WHAT IF I CAN'T PAY MY DEBT ON TIME?
If you are struggling to make your payments and worry about possible collection actions, you should apply for an installment agreement. This agreement allows you to make smaller payments over time. To be eligible, you must file all required tax returns and provide proof of your income. The Woods Law Firm can assist you through this process.
COLLECTION DUE PROCESS
You can appeal IRS collection actions if you receive any of the following notices:
- Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing / Your Right to a Hearing
- Notice of Intent to Levy / Notice of Your Right to a Hearing
- Notice of Jeopardy Levy / Right of Appeal
- Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund / Notice of Your Right to a Hearing
- Notice of Levy / Your Right to a Hearing
To request an appeal hearing, you must complete and submit a Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing.
POSSIBLE IRS COLLECTION ACTIONS
- Federal Tax Lien: A legal claim against all your current and future property. Federal tax liens apply to properties like your home and car. This action also applies to any current and future rights you have to property.
- Levy: While a lien establishes claim to your property, a levy is an actual seizure of your property.
If you are facing IRS collections, you should immediately consult with a lawyer. At the Woods Law Firm, we know how difficult it is to deal with the IRS and we are familiar with tax law. Our attorney, Roderick D. Woods, is an experienced litigator with a proven record of success fighting against IRS collection actions. Let us put our experience to work for you today.
Call (860) 397-6451, or contact our Connecticut tax attorney for a case evaluation.