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Wrongful Levy Claim Against IRS on Social Security Benefits Dismissed

If you owe money to the IRS, the IRS has many collection tools available to it to collect your unpaid liability, including the seizure of assets, the filing of tax liens, levying on your bank account and levying on your…

February 14, 2018

Court Finds in Favor of Veteran Regarding IRS Levy on his Veterans Benefits

If you owe money to the IRS, the IRS is free to take enforced collection action against you, which can include placing a levy on your bank account or retirement account. However, certain payments are somewhat protected by levy, including…

November 16, 2016

IRS Won’t Abate Frivolous Position Penalty for Mental Incompetence

An individual suffering from mental incompetence filed a tax return stating that he is a private governmental entity and not subject to taxation.  He also stated that the levy placed by the IRS on his disability pension payments violates due…

July 01, 2016

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

IRS Admits That its Collection Due Process Program Has Deficiencies

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently conducted an audit of the IRS’ Collection Due Process program. What is Collection Due Process? A taxpayer can request a collection due process (CDP) or equivalent hearing on IRS Form 12153 if…

January 20, 2015

Taxpayer Cannot Challenge His Tax Liability in the Tax Court

Because the taxpayer had unpaid liability due to the IRS, the IRS issued the Final Notice of Intent To Levy seeking to collect the taxpayer’s unpaid liability for 2008 and 2009. In response, the taxpayer filed a Form 12153, Request…

December 04, 2014

Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Plan Funds Are Now Subject to IRS Levy

Do you have money in a Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)? Under proposed rules, these funds may now be subject to IRS tax levies. The Federal Thrift Savings Plan is a tax-deferred retirement savings plan similar to a 401K…

September 16, 2014

IRS Auctions Off Darryl Strawberry’s NY Mets Annuity

Darryl Strawberry had a successful career and a contract extension with the New York Mets that involved a $7 million dollar post-career deal deferred with monthly payout over 30 years. However, the Internal Revenue Service is auctioning off the right to…

January 02, 2014

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