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IRS Levy Notice: Can You, Should You Appeal?

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

The IRS just sent out millions of Letter 11 notices: “Notice of Final Intent to Levy.” The filing of this notice creates the right of the taxpayer to a hearing with a Settlement Officer. This affords the taxpayer the opportunity to meet with a Settlement Officer and not only discuss the filing of the Letter 11 notice, but also discuss collection alternatives (Uncollectible Status, Installment Agreements, or an Offer-in-Compromise). The request for a hearing must be filed within 30 days of receipt of the Letter 11 notice using Form 12153, ““Request for Collection Due Process Hearing.” A tax resolution professional can help you navigate this process. Our firm deals with tax issues in the Winchester, VA area.

When you file the Request for Collection Due Process Hearing your case goes to the IRS Appeals office. Even if you agree with the amount of tax owed, it is still a good idea to request the Collection Due Process hearing. This could provide you some extra time to work out an agreement with the IRS. We almost always recommend filing Form 12153 to request the hearing.

The way to avoid a federal tax levy is simple: Respond to the government. When the government contacts you, respond and get the agents what they need. As long as you

are providing returns and information to the IRS and working with the agents to resolve

your back tax issue, there should be no need for the IRS to resort to levies. An IRS levy is generally the result of the taxpayer ignoring the notices and failing to engage with the IRS to come up with a solution.

At Tax Debt Resolution Services of Winchester VA, we help you eliminate your IRS issues and the stress the IRS has created in your life and help you get back to doing what you do best! We help our clients in Winchester, VA to resolve their tax debts! If you need assistance please feel free to contact me at 540-662-4432 or

Brian Barto

24 Weems Lane

Winchester, VA 22601


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