The Lien Process - Your Options
Target Audience: CPAs, EAs, RTRPs
Field of Study: Taxation (NASBA); Federal Tax (IRS)
Seminar Level: Beginner
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DISCLAIMER: THIS SEMINAR WAS FILMED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA, ON July 27, 2010, AND THE INFORMATION WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF RECORDING.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) delivered this seminar at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando, Florida, in July 2010.
The IRS can file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) when a taxpayer owes a tax debt. An NFTL can be an effective collection tool but can have a devastating impact on the taxpayer, affecting a taxpayer's credit, his or her ability to get financing, find or keep a job, and secure housing and insurance. Ultimately, the NFTL can lead to non-payment of the tax bill. In this session, you will learn about how and when the IRS files liens, options for releasing them, and when it is appropriate to request a lien withdrawal. This seminar will help you help our clients deal with this issue, and to know when it is appropriate to ask for assistance from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS).
- understand the legal basis for a Federal Tax Lien.
- be familiar with the long-term impact that a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) carries.
- understand IRS policies and procedures for filing a tax lien.
- know the Internal Revenue Code sections relating to lien certificates.
- be aware of the IRS Centralized Lien Unit and the Technical Services Advisory Group.
No prerequisites or advanced preparation are required for this seminar.