IRS Lien and Levy: What You Need to Know

Last night @kemosabe and I talked about IRS lien and levy actions on a twitter blab. If you missed it, click here to watch.

And if you have questions about IRS liens and levies, please ask in the comments. I don’t publish the comments so they won’t show up on the site, but I will reply (so use a real email address).




Lysander Venible is the author of "On Your Own in Tax Court," a book about how to save your shirt in U.S. tax court. He has been engaged with the Service for over 10 years both administratively and in tax court.

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Lysander is not an attorney and it is not his intent to offer legal advice.

7 comments to IRS Lien and Levy: What You Need to Know

  • My wife is a retired school teacher. I am on social security.
    state FTB in California is garnishing us. They ignore all we have submitted to them showing we do not owe the tax they think we do.
    Any suggestions on how to stop a state garnishment? We have no lawful obligation to them and have provided to them code, regs, constitution, on and on. I do not think they read what we submit to them. It is easier to use form letters and lien and levy.

  • James Hays

    For payment of work done by private contract, Nonemployee Compensation was an expense to a corporation and reported on a 1099 for which a NOD was issued to a natural person. No taxable privilege was exercised. No federal gross income was received & No return filed. IRS intimidated a petition to USTC within 90 days. Now what?

    • Lysander

      Hello James,
      Although I have written a book about it, I do not recommend tax court for guys like you who know the truth. How long ago did you get the NOD? and have you filed a 1040 return? Your answers to those questions will determine your options at this point.

      You can reply to me at lysandervenible at startmail dot com.

  • george

    How long is a lien good for after the year in question?

  • I have a lien against me by the irs on job and my credit report.Since then I have been solicited by many attorneys and organizations claiming to help for fees.Along with my job giving them my money.I never went to court never had any due process.How do I right this wrong?

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