The collection of unpaid taxes usually begins with letters from the IRS and then possibly a visit from an IRS Revenue Officer. The IRS Revenue Officer has the authority to take the your personal property and sell it to pay to the tax due. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Inspector General for Tax Administration determined in its Fiscal Year 2013 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayers’ Property, that 30% of the seizures they reviewed in 2012 did not follow the legal or internal IRS property seizure requirements.
We often find that property seizures are the result of poor or no communication with the IRS. We believe it is critical to have a CAP, Attorney, or Enrolled Agent represent your business to avoid property seizures and to make sure the IRS has complied with the laws and rules governing property seizures.