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How is an IRS Tax Levy Different Than a Tax Lien

In most instances the IRS is legally able to seize property to satisfy a taxpayers tax debt. In the United States, the IRS has the ability and the authority to levy a person's property.

Understanding Tax Collection Enforcement

It is a known fact that the IRS has the power to levy and apply liens to personal property as well as the financial resources of individuals and businesses. In most cases the Internal Revenue Service collection process consists of a series of actions that is taken by the agency as a way to collect taxes a taxpayer or business owes. This is especially true if taxes are not paid voluntarily through normal IRS payment processes. When a taxpayer has delinquent tax obligations the IRS will typically take action.

Why those who owe the state courts money may see smaller tax refunds

For years, the state court system has struggled mightily with getting people to pay their overdue fines or unpaid traffic tickets. While putting these scofflaws in jail has always been an option, most judges have been loath to do this, however, given that it takes up precious space in crowded facilities and is perhaps disproportionate to the underlying offense.

Distressed homeowners fall victim to poor tax lien laws

Many homeowners in Georgia are likely aware of what a tax lien is. When a property owner is behind on their taxes, the government can place a claim, or a lien, against the property. Did you know, however, that many local governments across the country have resorted to selling tax liens in order to reclaim money from those who are delinquent on their taxes?

IRS auctions off Dawsonville, Georgia, pharmacy over taxes

Often when the idea of tax law arises, people may think of filing a return, or possibly an IRS audit. Business professionals may think more broadly about Georgia taxes and IRS issues that can arise through transactions. But, the number of issues that can have significant impact on any Atlanta area resident related to tax law is extensive.

Moving your business? Tell the IRS or face tax liens

As many Atlanta residents know, running your own business is no easy feat. If your business is small, you have deal with everything from talking to customers to making sure the books are up-to-date to making sure your employees get paid. If your business is successful and grows to the point that you need a new space, moving can be a challenge as well. In the excitement of such a big change, it is easy to forget about little things that don't seem immediately important. However, if one of those things involves the Internal Revenue Service, it may be more important than you think.

Failure to pay taxes results in tax liens and prison

Yet another high-profile celebrity has been hit with tax lien from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mary J. Blige and her husband received a $3.4 million tax lien from the IRS in New Jersey. According to court documents, the IRS claims she owed "$574,000 for the 2009 tax year, more than $2.2 million for 2010 and more than $647,000 for 2011."

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