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Can The IRS Take Your Home or Business If I Didn’t Pay My Taxes?

Can The IRS Take Your Home or Business?

The short answer is yes. The IRS is empowered to take a taxpayer’s home or business. The Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 extended the privilege to seize homes and businesses. However, the Act does provide a safety net for taxpayer’s owing $5,000 or less.

If you owe the IRS taxes and do not pay in a timely manner, the IRS can enforce collection – levies, seizures and even public sale of your property. The IRS has the ability to seize almost anything of value.

The IRS has extensive power to enforce federal tax laws and uses this power to collect on back taxes. In many cases a tax lawyer can help you settle your dispute without the IRS before it gets to the seizure process. A qualified tax attorney will advocate on your behalf, and help you get the best result possible.

Contact Our Law Office For Help

If you are contacted by an IRS Criminal Division agent, you have the right to immediately contact a lawyer before speaking with the agent. If you speak to the agent without consulting an attorney first, you may jeopardize your chances of success and ultimately prove to be your own worst witness.

To retain our services or learn more about how we can protect you, contact McKellar & Easter, Attorneys at Law, by calling 865-566-0125 or filling out this contact form. We have experience handling all forms of federal crimes cases, including those concerning tax law. Appointments are available at any of our three offices: Knoxville, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

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