Seizures by the Internal Revenue Service Last Year the IRS seized over 600 Homes, businesses and vehicles
Yes the Internal Revenue Service can seize your Home, Cars , Business and Bank Accounts This is always the last choice of last resort and is not usually not done unless there is a fairly serious problem that has gone unresolved for quite some time. If you owe on a continual basis your odds go up that a seizure may be coming forth. For the most part, the IRS can take any asset it chose too.IRS enforcement actions have increased in the last several years. The IRS has hired more Revenue Officers so expect enforcement action to set up even more in the upcoming season.See the Fresh Start Tax news release on this matter and subject.Go on our site into the press release tab.
Before the IRS conducts a seizure, they will normally perform an investigation to determine the equity in the item to be seized. In almost all cases, the IRS will not seize the asset unless there is sufficient equity in property that would warrant the seizure and be in the best interest of the federal government.
IRS must have sent you a final notice, with appeal rights that warrant a hearing officer for a seizure to take place.
Over the past years, Congress has made it much more difficult for the Internal Revenue Service to seize personal residences. Except in very special cases, it is unlikely that the IRS Collection Division will consider seizing your home. Rental properties or vacation homes, RV or boats are a different story and if there is sufficient equity can be seized without great difficulty.All these cases can usually be resolved with a solid representative working along with you the taxpayer. Most all of these situations can be avoided.
Businesses may be seized as well, but again, it is the exception, not the rule. The IRS must get a writ from a Federal judge. The IRS also must investigate to determine if there are any lien holders,mortgages or UCC’s against property in the business. Then, if the IRS has to go to sale, it must conduct an auction of every item in the business. I have personally seized over 300 businesses or homes as a former Revenue Officer. It is not something I wanted to do but in most cases the taxpayer gave you no choice. In today?s economic environment, it is very rare to see a home or business seized. The IRS may try to force the business owner to shut down by continually levying receivables or seizing bank accounts or making legal threats but a seizure today is pretty unlikely. The Service looks for other solutions first. the key is to stay current so you at least are making a solid effort. If you cannot be current, you should ask yourself, is it time to close the doors.
Cutting to the chase. When you receive certified mail of a Notice of Intent to Levy, you had better react fast by contacting IRS or hiring a LICENSED tax professional like the staff at Fresh Start Tax to represent you or your company and your best interest. Do not wait to the IRS to act first, be pro-active. If you owe delinquent taxes, the IRS is going after your bank accounts, your wages and your assets. They are the worlds most powerful collection agency located in your backyard. . By contacting Fresh Start Tax today we can work out a deal or settlement to fits your needs and your budget needs. If you wait, IRS wins. Make a call to us today so you never have to speak with the IRS ever again. We are former IRS agents that know our way around the block. As a side note, IRS can seize your whole pension plan and IRA as well.
We can set you up with a settlement, business installment agreements, Offer in Compromise, installment agreements, abatement of penalties and interest, or place you in a hardship if you qualify for the programs. We simply are the best.