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What is the Difference between an IRS Tax Levy and an IRS Tax Lien?

IRS Tax Levy & IRS Tax Lien in Phoenix

IRS TAX LEVY IN PHOENIX—The intent of a levy is to take money from your bank accounts, accounts receivables, wages and retirement accounts.  Exemptions from levy include unemployment benefits, worker’s compensation, most house hold items and tools used in your trade.

Before the IRS can levy on your property, you will be sent a letter stating FINAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEVY.  You are given 30 days to file an appeal.  The IRS cannot take any levy action until your appeal hearing is completed.  You can also stop levy action by entering into a bankruptcy, file an offer in compromise, enter into an installment arrangement or qualify for non collectible status.  In rare instances the IRS can seize your home but must first get court approval.

IRS TAX LIEN IN PHOENIX—A lien secures the IRS claim against your property.  The lien will automatically attach to any property you own and property you later purchase.  When a lien is filed the IRS has the same rights as your mortgage company, but they are in a second position after the mortgage has been satisfied.  If you sell your house, after the mortgage has been paid, the IRS has claim on any remaining equity up to the amount of tax, interest and penalties owed.

The filing of an IRS lien is public information and is done at the county recorder’s office.  An IRS tax lien must be filed in the county you own real estate for it to have any affect on your property.  A tax lien does not identify the property it encumbers.  You have 30 days to dispute the filing of a tax lien.  This is called a collection due process appeal.  In most cases, a tax lien will expire ten years after the taxes were assessed.  There are certain actions that taxpayers can take that will extend the statute of limitations, such as filing a bankruptcy or offer in compromise.  Care should be taken to evaluate the negative impact of extending a statute of limitation against the benefits of the action being considered.

Scott Allen E. A. & Tax Debt Advisors, Inc  Helping taxpayer’s with IRS tax lien and IRS tax levy in Phoenix Arizona.

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IRS Tax Lien in Arizona: IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

Everything you always wanted to know about an IRS tax lien in Arizona

What is an IRS Tax Lien? 

A tax lien filed by the IRS is public notice to creditors that you owe IRS taxes.  This will cause your credit report to decline significantly.  A lien is also a claim against all real and personal property that you own that you have title to—mainly you home and vehicles.  A lien prevents you from selling an asset like your home and receiving any proceeds from the sale of your home until the amount owed on the lien is satisfied. 

Why is a Tax Lien filed? 

A tax lien is filed only after the IRS has made a bona fide attempt to collect the taxes owed.  Several notices have to be sent warning you about the IRS ability to file a lien against you.  These would include a CP-501, CP-503 and a CP-504.  Each letter gets more threatening and the final notice also warns that the IRS may levy your bank accounts and/or garnish your wages.   

Negative Impact of an IRS Tax Lien?

You will be denied credit when applying for a loan on major purchases such as a vehicle or a home.  Increasingly employers will check your credit before making an offer of employment.  A tax lien will definitely limit your chances of being hired.  An IRS tax lien in Arizona will prevent you from getting a licensed for many professions such as being a financial planner.  Even if you clear up an IRS tax lien, it was continue to be on your credit report long after you have resolved the problem.   

How are IRS Tax Liens Released? 

Your tax lien will be removed when the tax, including interest and penalties has been paid in full. 

If you have an Offer in compromise accepted and pay the agreed amount, your tax lien will be released. 

Once a lien has been filed, you have the right to file an appeal to have a hearing.  If you are successful the lien will be removed but the lien will still appear on your credit report.   

There is a 10 year Statute of Limitations on IRS tax liens.  Tax liens are self releasing and the release date is on the original notice of IRS tax lien you received. 

Will filing a Bankruptcy release an IRS Tax Lien? 

No.  An IRS tax lien in Arizona will survive bankruptcy and continue to be attached to your property until the statute of limitations is satisfied. 

Why Call Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.? 

IRS tax lien representation will be handled exclusively by Scott Allen E. A.  I know how seriously tax liens can wreck havoc on your daily life.  The key is to call me before a tax lien is filed.  I will work exclusively with you until your tax matter is resolved.

If a tax lien has already been filed, I will help you to get your tax liability settled so that you can get your IRS lien released and your credit can be restored.  There are several actions that I will advise you to do with the three major credit bureaus—Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.  Even though the tax lien will still be on your credit report, proper action will allow your credit scores to return back to where they were before the IRS filed a tax lien.

IRS Tax Lien in Arizona:  IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc

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If you need an IRS tax lien released in Arizona give Tax Debt Advisors, Inc a call at 480-926-9300.  View a recent IRS tax lien release for a current tax client below.

IRS Tax Lien in Arizona

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IRS Problem Solvers

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Top IRS Problem Solvers

Many IRS Problems can be confusing because you don’t always get the most accurate information from the IRS. Furthermore, most people who pay taxes don’t feel comfortable calling the IRS directly for answers. View the IRS problems we specialize in solving below.

 

Payroll Tax Problems

The IRS can be aggressive with their attempts to collect your past due payroll taxes. You should try to avoid meeting with IRS representatives until you have met with a experienced tax professional first.

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IRS Liens

Tax liens are records that document your owing of the IRS> These can prevent you from obtaining financing for homes and automobiles. One a IRS lien has been filed, you cannot transfer or sell the property without obtaining a clear title.

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IRS Levy

The IRS has the power to issue bank levy’s to take money from your checking and savings accounts. Faced with a IRS levy? You must comply or face further IRS problems. Avoid levies and let a professional talk to the IRS for you!

Wage IRS levies can take money from your paycheck that makes it tough to live on. Stop IRS levy now!

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IRS Audits

You can get audited by the IRS via office, home or in the mail. Usually audits happen because the IRS is missing documents. For example if you claim your children on your tax return as a dependent, the IRS could randomly audit you to verify the children live with you in the home.

IRS audits are serious and should be taken as such as they can often lead to auditing other tax years that weren’t originally listed in the tax letter from the IRS.

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IRS Seizures

The IRS can seize your assets. They can seize business or personal assets to pay off your tax liabilities. This can occur when certain taxpayers avoid the IRS. IRS seizure is the last attempt to collect past due tax liabilities.

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Wage Garnishment

The IRS can slap a wage garnishment on your paycheck to collect unpaid taxes. One garnishment takes place, the IRS can keep taking money out of your check until they are paid in full.

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Unfiled Tax Returns

Haven’t paid your taxes in a couple of years? Do you know that is considered a criminal act by the IRS, that can be punishable for up to 1 year in jail for each year your didn’t file taxes.

You can still file those tax returns, no matter how many years it has been. Call a professional like Scott A Allen to guide you through the process.

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IRS Penalties

IRS penalties such as failure to pay or failure to file can increase the amount of money you own to the IRS quickly.

Before you pay the IRS one single dollar, you might want to think about requestion abatement of your penalties. Call Scott Allen for more information about IRS abatement.

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Suggestions for Happy Living Despite Having an IRS Problem, Part 4

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Lien

  • I’ve learned that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.—Andy Rooney
  • A smile increases your face value.—Anonymous
  • Some people smile very naturally.  Some may be happy but haven’t told their faces about it yet.—Dr. Joe J. Christensen
  • Find a volunteer agency, school, or church that could use your help and volunteer your services for a few hours a month.
Do you have a IRS tax lien in Tempe AZ upsetting your marriage?  Are you tired of the Tempe AZ IRS sending you “love letters”?  There are several options available to resolve your IRS tax debt.  Each settlement option has pros and cons.  However, one is always better that the rest and is usually quite obvious once the facts have been presented to you without prejudice towards any one solution.  That is why Scott Allen E.A. should be your choice when confronted with a serious IRS tax lien problem in Tempe AZ.  Call 480-926-9300 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Scott Allen E.A. has witnessed the success of his family’s IRS resolution practice first hand and is carrying on the tradition to the second generation.  Tax Debt Advisors, Inc. has been helping individuals like you with IRS tax problems since 1977.

 

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Suggestions for Happy Living Despite Having an IRS Problem, Part 3

Chandler AZ IRS Tax Debt

  • Happiness is a state of the spirit and an attitude of the mind.—David O. McKay
  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.—Anonymous
  • As you are getting ready for the day, practice smiling in the mirror.
  • Set a goal of consciously smiling at people you don’t know during the day.
  • Write the name of someone who makes you happy on a piece of paper and put it in your pocket.  Refer to it during the day and always smile when you think of that person.
There are several options available to settle your Chandler AZ IRS tax debt.  Each IRS settlement options for Chandler AZ taxpayers has pros and cons—something good about it as wells as something not so good.  However, one is always better that the rest and is usually quite obvious once the facts have been presented to you without prejudice towards any one IRS debt solution.  That is why Tax Debt Advisors should be your choice when confronted with a serious Chandler AZ IRS problem.  We offer a free consultation.

Scott Allen E.A. has witnessed the success of his family’s IRS resolution practice near Chandler Arizona first hand and is carrying on the tradition to the second generation.  Tax Debt Advisors has been helping individuals like you with IRS tax problems since 1977.  Scott is licensed to represent you before the IRS in all 50 states.  He will only take your case if it is in your best interest.  That is why our family business is going on its 45th year.  Scott Allen E.A. promises straight answers and follow through service and guarantees the most aggressive Arizona tax preparation and IRS settlement allowed by law.

 

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What options do I have now that the IRS has filed an Arizona Notice of Federal Tax lien?

Arizona Notice of Federal Tax Lien – IRS

If you want to sell an Arizona asset that has a tax lien, the IRS will discharge the property so that you can sell your property free of the tax lien.  All of the proceeds of this sale must go towards the AZ tax debt.  If you want to get a loan on real estate you can request a subordination which leaves the tax lien on the property but allows the creditor to be ahead of the claim that the IRS has with the tax lien.  The process of the loan must be applied to the tax debt.  A withdrawal of the tax lien eliminates the public notice of federal tax lien and gives creditors assurance that the IRS has no claim against the asset.

If you are considering selling an asset in Arizona or borrowing against an asset and have an IRS tax lien, consider a free initial consultation with Scott Allen E.A. of Tax Debt Advisors.  Tax Debt Advisors has the expertise to work with the IRS on your behalf.  Call 480-926-9300 to schedule your appointment.

 

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Is it Possible to Remove an Arizona IRS Tax Lien?

Remove an Arizona IRS Tax Lien

Depending on the facts and circumstances, an IRS lien can be withdrawn, subordinated, discharged or released.  A tax lien will be withdrawn if it was filed without just cause.  A tax lien will be subordinated in cases where the taxpayer is financing real property and able to use the loan proceeds to pay down the tax debt.  A discharge is possible when the taxpayer is selling real property and agrees to pay all the equity towards the tax debt.  And finally an Arizona IRS tax lien will be released when the tax debt has been paid in full, or settled with an accepted Offer in Compromise, or the statute of limitations has expired, or when a tax debt is discharged in bankruptcy and there is no equity in the asset.

Removing an Arizona IRS tax lien under each of these four scenarios will require professional help. TaxDebtAdvisors.com offers a free initial, in office, consultation.  Call Scott today at 480-926-9300 to schedule your appointment.

 

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The IRS has filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien against you in Chandler AZ

Chandler AZ Notice of Federal Tax Lien

A Chandler AZ notice of federal tax lien is a public document that warns creditors that the government has a legal claim against your property.  The easiest way to remove the Chandler AZ tax lien is to pay it off.  If you are able to pay off the tax debt the IRS will release your lien in 30 days.  However, many taxpayers cannot pay off the tax debt.  If the taxpayer could pay the tax debt, they would have paid it before the federal tax lien was filed.

Scott Allen E.A. is your best choice to review your options if you cannot pay off the tax debt.  When it can be shown that a remedy is in the best interest of the US government and the taxpayer there are options to minimize the impact of a federal tax lien.

In summary they include:

  • Discharge of property—This allows your property to be sold free of the lien.  The proceeds will go towards the tax debt until it is paid in full.
  • Subordination—This action does not remove the lien, but it does allow creditors to be put ahead of the claim against the asset which can make it easier to get a loan or mortgage.  The proceeds of the loan or mortgage will be applied against the tax debt until it is paid in full.
  • Withdrawal—This action removes the public notice of the federal tax lien and assures creditors that the IRS has no claim on your assets.

Contact Scott Allen E.A. if you live in Chandler AZ and if you want to get a clarification of what options are available to you.  Scott offers a free consultation and can be reached at 480-926-9300.  He will make your appointment a great day for you!

 

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If you have an IRS Tax Lien in Tempe Arizona call Scott Allen E.A.

Tempe AZ IRS Tax Lien

A Tempe AZ IRS tax lien can wreak havoc with your credit and your life.  There are many situations where a tax lien problem in Tempe AZ can be resolved or minimized.  The best advice I can give you if you have an IRS tax lien is to schedule a free consultation with Scott Allen E.A.

Many clients have the misunderstanding that they have a tax lien when in fact the statute of limitations has passed.  IRS tax liens are self-releasing but unless you have paid the tax, the IRS will not notify a credit bureau that the liens have been released.  At this point, you can inform the credit bureau that the lien is self-releasing and are no longer in force.  Scott Allen E.A. can guide you through this process.

There are many other situations that you can either remove or subordinate a Tempe AZ IRS tax lien and allow you to move on with your life.  If you live in or near Tempe AZ call Scott Allen E.A. at 480-926-9300 and see what options are available to you.  Scott will make your appointment a great day for you!

 

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Call Scott Allen E.A. of Phoenix AZ if you get an IRS Notice of Deficiency

Phoenix AZ IRS Notice of Deficiency

The Phoenix AZ IRS Notice of Deficiency in needs a quick remedy. The tax liability is based on returns filed by the IRS called substitute for returns.  A correctly filed return will usually reduce significantly the taxes owed.  This notice gives you 90 days to correct the problem and you will need every day to file correct returns and get an IRS assessment if taxes are owed or a refund is due to you.

Once the returns are filed and assessed, the Phoenix AZ Appeals Office will contact your representative if they have any questions about items included on the returns.  Many times the returns are accepted as filed without the Appeals Officer wanting proof of any deductions.  That is why Scott Allen E.A. should be your choice.  He will file returns that are as aggressive as the law allows and will ultimately be accepted by the Appeals Office.  Scott can be reached for a free consultation regarding your Phoenix AZ IRS Notice of Deficiency at 480-926-9300.  Scott will put your mind at ease and you will know you are on the right track to getting a settlement with the IRS.

Scott Allen, E.A. is just a handful of miles outside of Phoenix Arizona.

 

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