Have you received an IRS seizure notice?
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) property seizure notifications should never be taken lightly. Acting quickly after receiving a seizure notice could help protect you and your family from losing your home to the IRS. If the IRS has notified you of a property seizure due to the inability to pay an outstanding taxes, there are many things you need to be aware of before taking action.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) was established in 1999 to independently oversee the IRS. The TIGTA promotes high standards of integrity in IRS activity and prevents fraud and abuse within the IRS. Not surprisingly, however, the TIGTA reported that nearly 30% of all IRS property seizures were conducted wrongfully and did not comply with the legal standards of IRS tax codes. Not only should this statistic be shocking to taxpayers, but it should encourage you as a taxpayer to challenge the IRS if you have been notified of an IRS levy or an IRS lien.
Statistics such as this should not exist, but they do prove that the IRS makes mistakes frequently. You may not know every stipulation or intricacy in tax law, but by definition, it is the job of an IRS Revenue Officer to know, understand, and execute tax law efficiently and accordingly. When you and your family suffer due to the error or oversight of an IRS Revenue Officer, you need professional help from a certified public accountant!