10 Things You Need To Know When You Owe The IRS

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Owing money to the Internal Revenue Service can be scary. The IRS can garnish wages, seize the asset and place a lien on your property until the debt is satisfied. This action can be prevented by keeping in communication with the IRS, which can be through a professional tax specialist, or by contacting the IRS on your own. In addition, there are several other things you should be aware of when you own the IRS.

  • Don’t Ignore Any Notice

Ignoring any notices that you received from the IRS is the absolute worst thing you can do.

  • Understand Your Rights

Even though you owe money, the IRS does not have the right to treat you poorly.

  • Consult a Tax Specialist

If you are going to an interview with an IRS revenue officer, take the time to consult with a tax specialist on the matter.

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Unpaid Taxes? Government Can Revoke Your Passport!

It all begins with a technicality. Technically, ‘your’ passport belongs to the U.S. Government. It says so on page five of your passport. Moreover, that means the Government can take it back!

So if the government considers your unpaid tax to be “a seriously delinquent tax,” There goes your passport

  • Fast Act

For the sake of clarity, a ‘seriously delinquent tax debt’ is an unpaid federal tax liability of more than $52,000 that has been assessed and has become legally enforceable.

      • For which a Federal tax lien has been filed under Section 7345(b)(1)
      • For which the taxpayer’s right to a hearing under Sec.6320 has lapsed or been exhausted.
      • For which a levy has been issued under Sec. 6331

The $52,000 threshold is deceptively low considering that the amount is made up by aggregating:

      • All current tax liabilities
      • All penalties and interest on balances due
    • Some Liabilities Are Excluded From The above

      • Debts paid on time under an approved installment agreement in terms of Section 6159
      • Debts paid on time under an accepted compromise under Section 7122
      • A levy debt collection suspended because of a due process hearing request under Section 6330
      • A debt suspended based on the taxpayer’s innocent spouse election under Section 6015(b) or (c) or due to innocent spouse relief requested under Section 6015 (f).
    • If The IRS Wrongfully Revoke Your Passport

      • If the IRS mistakenly notifies the State Department to revoke your passport, they have to issue a reversal notification as soon as is practicable.
      • In all other events (such as the satisfaction of a lien) it has to be done within 30 days.
    • I Only Found Out About This Passport Business Today

      • Your CPA or tax lawyer must first review all the collection notices issued to you
      • After this review, he will be able to ascertain whether the revocation was applied correctly.
      • Sometimes the State Department will not renew or issue a new passport to you (in terms of notice CP90). In other cases, they may revoke your current passport.
  • Problems & Ramifications Of Passport Revocations

      1. Despite the good intentions, the power to revoke the passports of citizens is very burdensome and affects their rights.
      2. Mistakes happen, and the damage can be severe. Sometimes administrative errors on the part of the IRS will lead to the revocation of a taxpayer’s passport.
      3. It has been suggested that the IRS provide 30 days notification before certification (and 90 days for taxpayers outside the U.S.).
      4. What is more, notices of passport revocation is not being sent to taxpayers’ representatives since according to the IRS the specific representative might not have been in the service of the taxpayer for all the represented tax periods.
      5. However, even third-party representatives who hold full power of attorney including all tax years comprising the “seriously delinquent tax debt” is not receiving these notices.
  • Prevention Is Better Than Cure

If you come close to the threshold of $52,000, you have to use every option available to prevent further action by the IRS.

      1. Come to an installment agreement with the IRS
      2. Comply with settlement through the department of justice
      3. Consider innocent spouse relief
      4. Make an offer in compromise to the IRS
      5. Pay the debt in full or at least pay enough to reduce the debt below the $52,000 threshold.
      6. Request a due process hearing
    • Take Note

The State Department is merely the vessel of revocation. The State Department has no information about outstanding debts.  Any issues a have to be resolved with the IRS who will notify the State Department.

    • Finally

Always respond to all the correspondence and notices from the IRS.  Prevention is the only cure.

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