IRS Letter 3174 (3174-A in example below) states, "Although we previously sent you a notice of our intention to collect your unpaid tax through enforced collection, our records show that you still have not paid the amount you owe" and it is used as a "reminder" of taxes due after the IRS has already sent a Notice of Intent to Levy. They are not required to send Letter 3174 but do so as a courtesy.
However, the Letter 3174 often is simply a cover letter for one or more levies on bank accounts or wages. So, by itself, the Letter 3174 is benign. But, with or without accompanying levies, the situation is dangerous & should be corrected immediately before the IRS seizes.
Respond to Letter 3174
The method for stopping any levies & stabilizing your life depends on your situation with the IRS. If you have not filed all your tax returns the IRS will not release any levies. See Unfiled Returns.
If you have filed all your tax returns, then we need to see if the returns were properly prepared. We are skilled at uncovering corrections on returns to reverse taxes due.
If you agree the taxes are due, then we need to explore the various methods of diminishing or eliminating this debt. However, each tactic you employ has good & bad aspects to you individually so be careful, precise & persistent.
In most cases you will be required to complete a Form 433F or Form 433A to disclose your financial situation to the IRS so they can determine how much they can collect from you. If these forms are not properly completed you will be rejected & collection enforced. So, because this is so vitally important, we have designed Webinars for you correctly complete the forms & fight the IRS.
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