Topic: Levy: Seizure of Property (Part I) Property that can’t be seized (“levied”) by the IRS Certain property is exempt from seizure. For example, the IRS can’t seize the following: unemployment benefits, certain annuity and pension benefits, certain service-connected disability payments, worker’s compensation, certain public assistance payments, minimum weekly exempt income, assistance under the Job…

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Topic: People First Initiative: Installment Agreements (Part II) For taxpayers under an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between April 1 and July 15, 2020 are suspended. Taxpayers who are currently unable to comply with the terms of an Installment Payment Agreement, including a Direct Debit Installment Agreement, may suspend payments during this period if they…

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Topic: People First Initiative: Installment Agreements (Part I) For taxpayers under an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between April 1 and July 15, 2020 are suspended. Taxpayers who are currently unable to comply with the terms of an Installment Payment Agreement, including a Direct Debit Installment Agreement, may suspend payments during this period if they…

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Topic: People First Initiative: Liens and Levies (Part II) Q. What should a taxpayer do if they need a lien release, certificate of discharge, or have another lien issue? A: The IRS is processing all electronically submitted lien certificate applications normally and assigning them within 10 days. To protect the health and safety of IRS…

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Topic: People First Initiative: Liens and Levies (Part I) Q. Will levies and wage garnishments remain in place or will these be paused from 4/1 to 7/15? Can the taxpayer request a pause? If so, how? A. Levies will not be automatically released. IRS will consider taxpayers’ requests to release levies on a case by…

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