10 Steps to Release IRS Levies on Paychecks or Bank Accounts

Table of Contents

  1. How and Why Levies Happen
  2. Avoiding the Levy
  3. In Compliance
  4. Being Hit by Levy or Garnishment
  5. Immediate Action to Take
  6. The Tax Hotline and Other Magical Tools
  7. Getting the Levy or Garnishment Released
  8. Getting Proof of the Levy
  9. Sharing the Levy Release
  10. If all Else Fails Last Resort
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  • List of Resources available for Levy Release

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Levy Release – Resources

The CP-2000 Notice, in all its glory

Substitute for Return Processing

The 1058 Letter – Final Notice prior to levy; your right to a hearing

CP 90 / CP 297 & CP297A – Final Notice – Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing  – http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=136851,00.html

List of IRS Notices – http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96199,00.html

IRS e-Services System – http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=109646,00.html

IRS TaxToolKit – http://www.taxtoolkit.irs.gov/

Link to legislature and Executive Branch of US Government

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Links to www.irs.gov PDFs

Form 9465 – Installment Agreement – www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f9465.pdf   

Form 1127 – Extension of Time to Pay Taxes Due to Undue Hardship

IRS Form 12153 – Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing

Form 2848 – Power of Attorney – http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2848.pdf

Form 8821 – Tax Information Authorization – http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8821.pdf 

Tables for Figuring Amount Exempt from Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income (Forms 668-W(ACS), 668-W(c)(DO) and 668-W(ICS))  –http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1494.pdf

Form 911 – Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance – http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f911.pdf


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