IRS Bank Levy

What is an IRS Bank Levy?

An IRS bank levy is when the IRS will randomly freeze money from your bank account and apply whatever is frozen to a tax debt that is owed.  The bank is contacted by the IRS and is ordered to hold whatever funds currently in the account at a specific point in time and deliver the funds to the IRS.


The amount that the IRS requests to be frozen is the full tax debt amount owed, or the full amount that is in the bank account (whichever is less).  The bank holds that amount for about 3 weeks and then delivers that amount to the IRS as requested.


The bank will not be able to help you in this situation because their hands are tied.  If they don't adhere to the IRS request, they can face potential punishment and IRS tax penalty.

How to End an IRS Bank Levy

If an IRS bank levy has been issued, it's possible, although challenging, to release it.  Before anything can be done, an agreement must be made between the IRS and the taxpayer to settle the tax debt.  Once made, the IRS can issue a release to the bank.


There are creative ways our experienced tax resolution experts can expedite the release of an IRS levy that only the most experienced tax relief providers are experienced enough to know. Let us help you by leveraging our experience.

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