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Frequently Asked Questions About IRS Seizures

How do IRS seizures work?

By law, the lien is in favor of the United States and is upon all property and rights to property of the person with the unpaid tax. It gives the IRS the authority to seize any proceeds from sales of real estate owned by a delinquent taxpayer. To protect the government's right of priority against other parties who are owed money by the same person, the IRS will file a notice of federal tax lien, which puts other creditors on notice about the IRS' claim.

What should you do upon receiving a notice that the IRS will seize your property?

After receiving a notice that a lien has been filed, it is crucial that you work with an experienced tax law attorney immediately! I am Allen Schuldenfrei and I help clients avoid and solve tax problems, including serious problems like IRS liens, levies and seizures.

What is an effective response to an IRS seizure?

IRS seizures can be a scary situation that no one wants to deal with alone. After receiving a notice that a lien has been filed, it is crucial that you work with an expert to help minimize the IRS' actions and ensure that deadlines are met for initiating applicable appeals.

What are some ways to prevent or delay IRS seizures of assets?

Trust me: Many strategies can be used to try to prevent or delay the IRS from seizing personal and business assets. Avoiding the situation is not one of those ways! Taking action promptly with the help of a knowledgeable, aggressive lawyer on your side is the best way and it may be the only way you can move forward and prevent more conflicts with the IRS, including potential jail time.

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