The Truth About Collection Due Process for Oklahoma Taxpayers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the IRS and the system for paying taxes. You may talk about the bureaucracy or the endless forms, for example. You may talk about how even the simplest tasks seem complicated when put on an IRS form. However complicated or bureaucratic those forms seem, it is important to know what to do when you are faced with a specific IRS issue and to understand your rights in a given situation.

 

5 Things to Know if You Face Certain IRS Liens or Levies

 

If you face certain liens or levies then you may be able to file a collection due process request. However, before you do that, we want you to know that:

 

  • Collection Due Process Applies in Certain Situations. You may file for a collection due process hearing if you have received one of the following notices from the IRS:
    • Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing and Your Right to a Hearing under IRC 6320.
    • Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing.
    • Notice of Jeopardy Levy and Right of Appeal.
    • Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund.
    • Notice of Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing.
  • The Purpose of Collection Due Process – Collection due process is an informal hearing to determine whether the IRS action (or proposed action) is proper.
  • What Happens at the Hearing – You or your lawyer will have an opportunity to provide an alternative solution to your tax problem. For example, you might present an offer in compromise, installment agreement etc.
  • There is a Deadline for Requesting a Hearing – If you have received a federal tax lien notice then the deadline will be printed on that form. If, instead, you received a federal tax levy notice then you have thirty days from the date of the notice to file your request.
  • You May Have the Right to File for an Equivalent Hearing if You Miss the Hearing Request Deadline – The equivalent hearing does not prohibit a tax levy or suspend the time for collecting a tax debt.

 

Additionally, you need to know if filing collection due process is a smart move for you.

Call an Oklahoma City Tax Lawyer Today for Help

If you are an Oklahoma taxpayer who has received a notice of a federal tax lien or levy then we encourage you to learn more about your rights. Please contact an experienced Oklahoma City tax attorney today at 800-721-7054 and read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, to learn more.