800 829 7650
The phone number 800 829 7650. One of the questions I get asked a lot from clients when considering a federal tax debt is whether to institute an automatic stay with their state tax agency. They are often very confused about what “automatic stay” means, or even why such an action would be needed. A federal levy is a Tax Due, and an automatic stay allows collection efforts to continue during state tax debt relief proceedings, or at the very least, pending state tax debt relief proceedings. The federal government can only levy the exact amount of money owed on a federal tax debt and can not demand more than the exact amount of money owed is owed. For example, if a taxpayer files a successful UCC lawsuit against another individual or entity, that entity is required to pay back the entire federal tax owed. Now, if that taxpayer’s non-response to the initial IRS levy notice is an attempt to avoid that person’s state tax liability that is owed, and an automatic stay is necessary in order to secure collections, then this would indeed be considered an automatic stay and would require the filing of an attachment to the taxpayer’s federal tax return.
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In this case, the taxpayer has requested a state tax refund claim, but has yet to receive it – which is what causes the IRS to seek an attachment to the property. The attachment in question is a federal levy notice of recovery. If the taxpayer fails to respond timely to the levy notice, then the IRS can immediately levy assets and demand repayment of the entire amount of the levy. This process is in place to ensure that taxpayers pay their state tax debts as soon as possible. Because many states and counties have reciprocal collections agreements with the IRS, an attach may also be issued for federal payments or other federal tax payments that have not been claimed. In this case, the IRS will request the state tax debt relief office to levy the federal withholding jurisdiction, which is where most of the child support, unemployment compensation, and other federal benefits are issued. Once the IRS has filed its attachment, typically the state tax debt relief office will demand immediate payment or the taxpayer will face possible legal action. If the levied federal funds are not paid, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will use all necessary means to make sure the levied federal payments are repaid.
Currently, the only way to avoid the IRS from seeking an attachment is through a payroll deduction agreement. This form is used to protect the recipient from the possibility of an attachment. It is important to fill out the form completely and accurately as mistakes in information can later be used by the IRS to levy assets or cause other actions. The tax levy notice must include the amount of the tax due, the name, address, Social Security number, and date of levy. In some cases, the tax levy notice will not contain any of these items and the tax levy will be simply a letter from the IRS. Attach a copy of the signed IRS levy notice to your payroll check, but be sure to include your personal phone number. In some cases, you may receive a letter asking you to call them before they send the money. In that case, you should have your phone number and/or e-mail address available to them so they may return your call. In all cases, never call the IRS with any questions regarding their collection efforts. Instead, contact someone who can assist you.
Other IRS Phone Numbers: 8008297650