“It is always important to check your mail as a Notice of Levy generally comes with appeal rights. The government cannot take anything from you without due process and with the IRS that process comes via mail. You must timely respond or you may lose your rights.”
- Alyssa Maloof Whatley
There’s no hiding from the IRS.
The IRS will track down your bank account using your social security number or even the banking information you provided on a prior return.
What Happens When The IRS Levies My Bank Account?
The levy is a collection effort by the IRS to be paid for back taxes, penalties, and interest you owe. Upon receiving a levy notice from the IRS, your bank will put a freeze on your available funds.
There is a 21-day holding period before the seized funds are sent to the IRS to pay off or pay down your obligation. Outside of those facing financial hardship, most taxpayers will have to come into compliance with all filings to have levied funds released back to them.
To determine your options for successfully navigating a bank levy release, you should speak with a qualified tax professional.
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It’s important to engage a tax professional about your particular situation to assess your available options and to formulate an effective strategy.