We levied your assets for unpaid taxes. You have the right to a Collection Due Process hearing.
What you need to do
- Read your notice carefully — it explains our actions.
- Pay what you owe.
- Request a payment plan if you can’t pay the full amount you owe.
You may want to
- Learn how to request a payment plan.
- Learn how to submit an Offer in Compromise.
- Fill out and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, to allow someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf.
Answers to Common Questions
What should I do if I disagree with the notice?
Request a Collection Due Process hearing on Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing.
Why should I request a Collection Due Process hearing?
You can appeal the levy and other disagreements you have at a Collection Due Process hearing.
Why didn't you tell me about my rights before you levied me?
Federal contractors do not have the right to a pre-levy hearing. We've already sent you several notices about the amount you owe.
What happens if I can't pay what I owe?
You can request a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe. Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice to talk about payment options or learn more about them here.
Tax publications you may find useful
- Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer (PDF)
- Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process (PDF)
- Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request (PDF)
- Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing (PDF)
- Notice 746, Information About Your Notice, Penalty and Interest (PDF)
- Full list of tax forms and instructions
How to get help
- Call the 800, 866 or 888 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
- Authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (PDF).
- See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.