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When To Request A Collection Due Process Hearing

What is A Collection Due Process Hearing?

A collection due process (CDP) hearing gives you one last chance to avoid a federal tax lien or tax levy. You will know you have a right to request a CDP hearing because you will receive a CDP notice. This notice is sent when any of the following IRS collection actions are being taken:

  • Filing of a Federal tax lien
  • Bank account levy
  • Jeopardy Levy
  • Levy on Your State Tax Refund

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New Passport Program: Why Notice to Taxpayers Matters

Previously, I analyzed the IRS collection performance, looking at the effects of different drivers of collection such as notices, installment agreements, liens, levies, and refund offsets. Today, I’d like to pick this topic back up, but focus on a collection issue associated with new legislation. In late 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which aimed to boost tax collection through two avenues: Read more

The IRS’s New Passport Program (Part 1 of 2)

Nina Olson

In 2015, I wrote a blog post analyzing IRS collection performance, looking at the effects of different drivers of collection such as notices, installment agreements, liens, levies, and refund offsets. Today, I’d like to pick this topic back up, but focus on a collection issue associated with new legislation. In late 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which aimed to boost tax collection through two avenues: Read more

Liens and Levies: Keeping Your Clients Options Open – Part 7

Taxpayer’s Other Payment Options

We have mentioned other payment options throughout this post. We are going to put them together here.

Determining other payment options for your client takes serious research, compilation of records and information, and then sitting the client down and having a coming to reality meeting with them. This is where we help them decide on some of those option I mentioned earlier:

1. The Fresh Start Initiative – Full Pay Installment Agreement or Partial Pay Installment Agreement Read more

Liens and Levies: Keeping Your Clients Options Open – Part 6

Getting a Lien/Levy Released

Once a taxpayer has a lien or levy in place (isn’t this where we usually come in?), the representatives primary job is to try and get the lien/levy released. There are many ways to do this. First and foremost is to get the taxpayer to pay the balance due, assuming we have determined he actually owes it.

Liens are usually “self-releasing” after the CSED date has passed. When the IRS files a lien the Form 668Y, Notice of Federal Tax Lien, has a section to let the party the lien is filed with the release date. If the CSED is extended for some reason after the filing of the Form 668Y the IRS will re-file the Lien with a new release date. Read more

Liens and Levies: Keeping Your Clients Options Open – Part 5

Collection Due Process (CDP)

Another option in the representatives toolbox is the CDP Hearing request. Unlike the CAP, the reasons for requesting a CDP Hearing are more limited. They have strictly to do with Liens and Levies.

Timing is a critical factor in this process. Timely filing of the request preserves the taxpayers rights to Judicial Review of the decision made by the Appeals Division. If you, as a representative, are not brought in until after the time lines are blown, you may still file a request for a hearing but it will be an Equivalent Hearing (EH) and the right of Judicial Review is not available. Read more

Alphabet Soup For Installment Agreements

I. What is an installment agreement? An installment agreement is an option for those who cannot pay their entire tax bills by the due date. It allows taxpayers to pay the amount due over a period of time

II. Introduction

a. Although revenue officers are instructed to request immediate payment of an outstanding liability, it will be obvious to the IRS when a taxpayer is unable to comply with such a request.

b. Deferred payments: As an alternative to enforced collection action, the IRS may be willing to defer payment. The revenue officer can grant an extension of time to pay for up to Read more

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