Tax Relief From Seizures, Liens and Levies

When the IRS or Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) starts a collection action against you, it can be a frightening prospect. The state and federal governments have extensive power to seize your assets or place a lien on your property. You need to act quickly to resolve your tax debts before you lose your assets.


Prevent the violation of your rights and fix your tax problems by working with an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of Neil Crane, LLC. Our lawyers have been protecting the interests of taxpayers and debtors since 1983. We have the knowledge, resources and skill to help you obtain relief from your tax debt and avoid extreme collection practices utilized by the IRS or DRS.

Speak with a Connecticut lawyer about relief from seizures, liens and levies before it is too late. Contact our law firm online, or call us at 203-230-2233 or toll free at 888-249-3027. Your first consultation with us is free of charge.

Levies and Seizures

Through a tax levy, the IRS or DRS has the authority to seize your assets without the need to go to court. The IRS or DRS can seize assets in your possession or assets in the possession of a third party, such as a bank. This may include:

  • Your bank accounts – Money owed to you and checking accounts or savings accounts
  • Your home or residence
  • Your wages
  • Your car, truck or motorcycle
  • Other vehicles such as four-wheelers, boats or snowmobiles
  • Your investments
  • They can also seize any money in an account with your name on it — even if it isn't your money

Before the IRS can levy your assets or income, the IRS must send you written notice of intent to levy. Undoing a levy after seizure of assets requires sophisticated and experienced counsel.

A levy can cause checks to bounce, bank charges and other extreme difficulties that can close your business and/or force you into bankruptcy. Get advice from a professional as early as possible.

Liens on Your Property

In some cases, the IRS or DRS may choose to place a tax lien on your property in order to enforce the debt you owe. With a tax lien on home or other real estate, you will be unable to sell that property. You will need to pay off your tax debt in full in order to have the tax lien removed from the property records.

Ways to Stop a Seizure or Lien

There are several ways you can put a stop to the seizure of your property or stop a lien from being placed on your land. This includes:

  • An offer in compromise: If you submit an offer in compromise, the tax authorities are required to stop all collection actions against you. This is only temporary. If the IRS or DRS does not accept your offer, then they will move forward with the seizure or lien.
  • An installment agreement: By getting on a monthly payment plan with the IRS or DRS, you can put a stop to wage garnishment, seizures and liens.
  • Bankruptcy: When you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect. This puts a temporary stop on all collection actions during your bankruptcy. By working through the bankruptcy process, whether Chapter 7, Chapter 13 or Chapter 11, you can get a handle on your debts and regain your financial freedom.

Contact Our New Britain Tax Relief Attorneys

Find out how to stop levies, seizures and liens. Call us today at 203-230-2233 or toll free at 888-249-3027, or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We have office locations in Hamden, Bridgeport, Ridgefield, Waterbury and Rocky Hill for your convenience.

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