Making a Federal Tax Lien Appeal

When you receive the notification, you have the choice to dispute the lien if you wish to. If you think that IRS is going to say the last words, it is not true. If a taxpayer can prove his or her innocence, IRS will definitely make its right move. Mistakes can happen on both sides and there are plenty of ways to find that out. Taxpayers are given time and opportunity to put forward their side. The following are some justifications provided by Tax Debt Help for appealing. You are urged to submit an appeal and read more if any of these situations apply to you.

  • Before the lien was filed, all taxes were paid in full.
  • During the filing of the lien, a mistake was made.
  • When the lien was filed, you were in bankruptcy, and taxes were subject to the automatic stay.
  • For the taxes that were owed before the lien was filed, the period of limitations has passed.
  • You were never given the chance to contest the amount the IRS imposed.
  • The IRS processed your return incorrectly and filed the tax lien inadvertently.
  • You want to use spousal defenses to argue that your spouse should be responsible for paying the taxes that are due.
  • You wish to talk about the various collection choices (i.e., offer in compromise or an installment agreement)

You must either ask an IRS manager to evaluate your case or request a Collection Due Process hearing with the office of appeals in order to file an appeal. It is also possible to have it appealed by calling the IRS employee listed on your notice. If this does not succeed, you can still work with the office of appeals. It is advised that you list any alternatives to the lien and provide justifications for your objections in your request.