You didn’t mean to get behind on your taxes, and you didn’t mean to cheat the federal government. However, sometimes, life happens—and you get sick, you lose a spouse, you have a family emergency, or you simply make a mistake. Years later, the IRS informs you that you have unpaid income taxes, and the agency is ready to take action against you to recover the unpaid taxes, interests, and penalties that you owe the federal government.
3 Types of Action the IRS May Take against an Individual or Joint Filer
As an individual (or joint) filer, and not a business, the IRS may take the following types of actions against you to try to recover the money that you owe. The IRS may:
- Garnish your wages. The IRS may issue a wage garnishment, which forces your employer to withhold a portion of your wages to satisfy your federal tax liability.
- Put a lien on your property. A tax lien affects not only your financial interest in your property, but also your credit rating.
- Use pressure or intimidation to get you to pay immediately. The IRS agent has a job to do and may try to pressure you into paying your outstanding tax bill in full immediately without giving you all of your options.
Of course, each of these methods has its own consequences for you, and no IRS action, or threat of action, should be taken lightly.
Call an Oklahoma City Tax Lawyer Today for Help
If you owe the IRS money, then you could be at risk of one of the actions described above, or other IRS methods for collecting tax debts. It is important to take steps to fully protect your rights.
You don’t have to do it alone. An experienced Oklahoma City tax attorney can help you by making sure that your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly. For more information, please contact us today at 800-721-7054, and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.