IRS Increases Liens and Levies


Despite the recession and the people’s fnancial hardship, the IRS continues to bulldoze its way through in collecting outstanding taxes by fling an increasing number of tax liens and levies. In 1999, the number of tax liens fled was 168,000. Last year, that number skyrocketed to a staggering 1.1 million. Over the last seven years alone, the IRS has fled more than 5 million tax liens. Not to mention the astronomical number of notices and audits.

All this began around 2006. At that time, the government needed money so the IRS began to implement strategies to improve the collection system, automate and bring in more money. According to National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson, the IRS has been going after everyone who owes money, not just the wealthy and their actions are causing unnecessary harm.

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