Tax Levies

IRS Service Employees Improperly Levy Peoples’ Social Security Benefits!

A new report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration ("TIGTA") determined that Internal Revenue Service employees improperly levied elderly taxpayer’s Social Security benefits, leading to economic hardship for elderly and low-income people with tax liabilitys. For many elderly and low-income taxpayers, Social Security benefits are their only income. The Tax Code requires that...

Tax Levies and Tax Liens – What’s the Difference?

Tomayto Tomahto, Potayto Patahto - aren't levies and liens the same thing? The short answer is NO. Taxpayers often use the words "levy" and "lien" as one and the same not realizing these are two totally different terms with different and important implications for your tax case. Simplistically - the difference between a levy and a...