Posted On: June 18, 2012 by Mitchell A. Port

How To Stop The IRS

I know that there is a lot of mediocre advice in California about how to stop the IRS collection process. So that’s why I am here. To provide real-world information based upon my years of experience.

How to stop the IRS from filing a tax lien

If you are looking for information on stopping or removing a tax lien, perhaps one of these links will be helpful:

Release of Lien Or Discharge Of Property

Withdrawal Of Notice Of Federal Tax Lien

Federal Tax Liens Are A Serious Problem

How to Stop the IRS from taking your home

It’s true: the IRS does not want to take your home. It doesn’t like the publicity and seizing a house is a lot of paperwork for them. But unfortunately many taxpayers who are avoiding the IRS are giving it no other option. So if you’re avoiding the IRS — I get it. You’re concerned.

Here are some worthwhile articles on the subject of seizures:

What The IRS Won't Seize Or Sell

Tax Collection Of Unpaid Taxes By The IRS

How to stop the IRS from levying your assets

The IRS will levy bank accounts, even IRAs that have your social security number listed. Think about this: If you have a joint account with anyone (even a dependent child), the IRS is free to levy that bank account completely if you have ignored them. If you are a co-owner of any account, the IRS will assume you have total access to all of the funds. Because your money is their money (or so they think) they will take it all. A bank levy is an emotional event. So if you are levied, do not delay. You will probably want to contact me immediately so I have an opportunity to get your (or someone else’s) money back.

Here is more information on levies:

My Bank Account Was Levied; The IRS Just Levied My Wages

How to stop the IRS with debt collection statutes

Did you know that the IRS only has a limited time to collect on a tax debt? There are ways to use this law to your advantage. Here's more information:

New Proposed Federal Budget Impacts IRS

How to stop the IRS from seizing property

The IRS doesn’t really want to seize property. It wants to work out a deal. But it is much more likely to seize personal property like cars, boats, investment property than take your primary residence. So what should you do? You don’t want to give up all your stuff, but you don’t want to be a pauper either. The solution to this dilemma is two fold. On one hand, you have to be realistic. Possessions can not buy piece of mind. But on the other hand, there are advantageous ways to structure your affairs to improve your negotiating position. Take a look at some posts:

Seizure and Sale

Conducting the Seizure

It may be time to call a tax professional. Mitchell A. Port is a tax attorney in Los Angeles and can be reached at (310) 559-5259.