Does The IRS Notify You Before A Tax Lien?

Does The IRS Notify You Before A Tax Lien?

The IRS doesn’t want any trouble. Yes, you read that right. The IRS doesn’t want any trouble. They want to receive your tax return and your tax payment in a timely manner, shake hands and part ways until next year. But things don’t always work out this nicely in our beautifully imperfect world. Sometimes we taxpayers run into trouble and well, let’s be honest: income tax isn’t going to be the highest priority when we’re struggling to put food on the table. But the IRS looks out for their own interests as scrupulously as we look out for ours. The difference is that the IRS has more resources and more legal opportunity to be aggressive in the protection of their interests. They don’t need a court order to garnish your wages, levy your bank account or put a lien on your home.

Does The IRS Notify You Before A Tax Lien?

The IRS procedure usually goes something like this:

1.) Your tax is assessed.
2.) The IRS sends a notice to you notifying you of the assessed tax and demanding payment within 30 days.
3.) If they do not receive contact from you or the payment within 30 days, collection efforts begin.
4.) The IRS will examine your financial portfolio, taking note of your assets (i.e. property owned, liquid assets, income, etc.)
5.) They will make a determination of the best possible way to obtain their tax payments.
6.) A notice will be sent out notifying you of their intention. If they have chosen to put a tax lien on your home, a Notice of Federal Tax Lien will be sent to your home. By the time you receive this notice, the lien will usually be on your home.

So to recap, the IRS will notify you of your tax debt and demand payment. If they don’t hear from you, they will simultaneously put send a notice of a lien and put a lien on your home. As you can see, unlike regular creditors, the IRS does not waste time with multiple letters and phone calls before taking aggressive action against you.

If you are being visited by the IRS or are receiving letters from the IRS, this means that they are on to you and the clock is ticking. Act immediately. Learn about your issue and contact the IRS to negotiate a resolution. Better yet, hire an Enrolled Agent to represent you to ensure that you are protected from further collection efforts while the best possible tax resolution is being negotiated for you. Sweeping tax issues under the rug only causes the issue to multiply in terms of debt and urgency.

Why IRS Tax Relief Now?

IRS Tax Relief Now has experienced Enrolled Agents available to represent you. Our Enrolled Agents are savvy, efficient and determined to get you the very best results that you qualify for. We’re in your corner and strive to provide you with the best customer service possible. Check our rating at the Better Business Bureau to verify our commitment to service for yourself. We’ve made it easy. Click on the Better Business Bureau link on our home page. You will be directed to the BBB’s website where you can see our perfect A+ rating.

If you have found this page, chances are your tax issue has been weighing heavy on your mind.

We understand how that is and therefore, our staff has arranged our schedule so that you can contact us anytime day or night. We’re here for you. Our tax professionals are happy to provide you with a free evaluation with no obligation or high-pressure sales pitch. We have no problem with hearing about your tax issue and providing you with sound information. Should you decide to hire our firm, we’ll happily welcome you to the family.

IRS Tax Relief Now offers a free, confidential evaluation 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no obligation. We have an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau and the IRS is causing you stress that you don’t need. What are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose. Contact us today and sleep better tonight!


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