IRS Collection Enforcement

The Internal Revenue Service and the State taxing authorities have at their disposal an arsenal of methods to aggressively and efficiently collect taxes owed. Andreozzi Bluestein LLP’s professionals know how to navigate these waters and assist clients in resolving complex tax collection matters.

IRS Collection Enforcement

The Internal Revenue Service and the State taxing authorities have at their disposal an arsenal of methods to aggressively and efficiently collect taxes owed. Andreozzi Bluestein LLP’s professionals know how to navigate these waters and assist clients in resolving complex tax collection matters.

The enforcement initiatives of both the IRS and New York State have increased dramatically in recent years.  Generally the first contact will be by letter, but if no response is made they may proceed to contact by phone or in person.  You will usually be given a chance to voluntarily pay what you owe before forced collection action. However, if you don’t or can’t pay your debt in full, or make arrangements to address the liability, the IRS can resort to powerful collection enforcement action. 

It is important to understand that, unlike a collection agency, the IRS or any state taxing authority does not have to file a civil law suit against you in order to obtain a legal judgment; it only has to determine your tax debt, properly notify you, and make an assessment against you.  If you won’t or can’t pay the liability or if you refuse to engage in the process, the IRS can file a notice of federal tax lien against your property, levy your bank accounts and wages and legally seize your assets.  Similar (but not identical) powers exist for the state taxing authorities to forcibly collect a tax debt. 

Ignoring the IRS or the State is just not a solution.  Call the attorneys at Andreozzi Bluestein LLP today.  We will work with you to develop a real resolution to your tax problem.

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