IRS Notice? Levy? Garnishment? What Are Your Options?
A Notice of Intent to Levy is a scary thing to get in the mail.
The IRS is going to levy your bank account, garnish your wages, and repossess your property. That is what the notice says.
But, there is still hope. You still have rights.
First, you can file a "Request for Collection Due Process Hearing."
Remember the 4th Amendment from Civics Class? That's right, the government can't take your property without "due process of law" -- and that means a hearing.
What is this hearing about? I owe the IRS. That's not in question. So what rights do I have?
You have the right to pay the debt on YOUR TERMS through one of 3 Collection Alternatives, and to have the levy dismissed.
These three alternatives are:
- Installment Agreement: Paying the debt down over time.
- Offer-in-Compromise: Settling the debt for a lump sum.
- Not Collectible: Or as the IRS calls it "CNC". This is a temporary forbearance to help you get back on your feet.
Give us a call today at (201) 529-8024 to learn about your options and rights to defend an IRS levy.