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IRS Tax Levy Payments – Can they be designated? Former IRS Agent – Tax Expert - March 15, 2012 by zeldalegacy

Most people don’t realize that in cases of bank or wage tax levies, payments made to the IRS cannot be specifically designated.  Because levies are not considered voluntary payments, the IRS applies the monies in the most advantageous way to the government.  Under the Internal Revenue Service IRM, the rule states: (09-14-2010)   Levy Payments

  1. Credit levy payments on the date they are received. Apply the money in the most advantageous way to the government. Generally, apply it to the oldest assessment first. The taxpayer can not designate how to apply the money because this is not a voluntary payment.

However, payments such as Estimated Taxes, made to the IRS can usually be designated to a particular year or tax period. As long as the payment is a voluntary payment, the taxpayer can simply write his/her social security number and the tax period on the check and the IRS has no choice but to place the check exactly where the taxpayer wants the payment to be applied.

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b. Payment Agreements. Cases can be closed with agreed upon monthly installment payments to the IRS. We will review the different programs the IRS uses for the lowest possible amount required.

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 The IRS may accept an Offer in Compromise based on three grounds:

1. Doubt as to Collectibility – Doubt exists that the taxpayer could ever pay the full amount of tax liability owed within the remainder of the statutory period for collection.

2. Doubt as to Liability – A legitimate doubt exists that the assessed tax liability is correct. Possible reasons to submit a doubt as to liability offer include:

(1) the examiner made a mistake interpreting the law,

(2) the examiner failed to consider the taxpayer’s evidence or

(3) the taxpayer has new evidence.

3. Effective Tax Administration / Exceptional Circumstances – There is no doubt that the tax is correct and there is potential to collect the full amount of the tax owed, but an exceptional circumstance exists that would allow the IRS to consider an OIC. To be eligible for compromise on this basis, a taxpayer must demonstrate that the collection of the tax would create an economic hardship or would be unfair and inequitable.

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