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Protect Your Hard-Earned Assets from an IRS Tax Levy.

Avoid letting an IRS levy take over your property – and your way of life.

30 days

is how long you have to pay your back taxes and release the levy once you have received the Final Notice of Intent to Levy. After that, the IRS can proceed with seizing your property and assets.


is how much a married taxpayer filing jointly with two dependents could be left with in their bi-weekly paycheck after a wage levy.

21 days

is how long you have to release a bank levy before the money withheld from your bank account is sent to the IRS to be applied to your tax debt.

Why choose Tax Defense Network for help with a tax levy?

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Work with trusted professionals who care about bringing you peace of mind.

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With a decade in business, our extensive expertise is at your service.

Free initial consultation

Commitment-free, no-cost consultation with a tax professional to get started.

Easy, affordable, and customized to you

Personalized solutions that fit your life and your budget.

What We Do


We’ll get a good foundational understanding of your tax debt issues and any current notices of levy you’ve received during your free, no-commitment consultation.


We’ll explore your levy situation and create personalized recommendations for how to release these levies.


Once we’ve decided on a plan of attack that works for you, we hit the ground running and start working with the IRS and any state taxing authorities to stop any tax levies against you. You’ll be kept informed at every step. No matter what, we’re just a phone call or email away.

“Tax Defense Network did everything they said they would do per our agreement. They took care of my wage levy immediately and saved me a lot of stress and sleepless nights. TDN kept an open communication and always responded promptly to any questions I had. They are a great company and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Tax Defense Network again.”

- Kalisha

Common Questions About IRS Tax Levy

Q: What is a levy?
If you have unresolved debt with the IRS, your bank accounts, income sources, and personal property could be in jeopardy. The official tax levy definition is a legal seizure of your property to satisfy a tax debt. Even when you have already received multiple letters, a levy can be a shocking devastation to your already-strained finances.
Q: What’s the difference between a lien and a levy?
While a lien is a legal claim against your property to ensure the payment of back taxes, a levy takes your property to satisfy any outstanding tax debt.
Q: What is a notice of levy?
An IRS Notice of Intent to Levy is a notice that the IRS sends you if you have not paid your outstanding tax debt and they have already placed a lien against you. This IRS levy notice is meant to let you know that the IRS is planning to pursue levying actions against you to collect the back taxes they’re due. A Notice of Levy on Your State Tax Refund will let you know that the IRS will be state tax levy and taking your state tax refund.
Q: Can a tax levy affect your credit?
A tax levy cannot directly affect your credit score, since IRS levies are not public record.
Q: How does a bank levy work?
An IRS bank levy will remove all funds kept in the levied bank account. The bank will hold these funds for 21 days to allow you to contest the levy. Any bank account with your name on it is up for grabs - even if it belongs to or is shared with others. You typically have 21 days to act from the time the bank receives the notice the notice of levy on bank account. A bank levy may be released due to hardship or in conjunction with an installment agreement or other tax resolution. Once the 21 days is up, the bank will send the money to the IRS and the funds will only be recoverable if the levy is shown to be improper or illegal.
Q: What’s a wage levy?
Your paycheck is at stake if you owe back taxes. The IRS can garnish various income sources including your wages. In addition to a tax levy on your paycheck, they can also garnish:
  • Social security
  • Retirement accounts
  • Pensions
  • Investments
  • Dividends
  • Rental income
  • Accounts receivables
  • Commissions
Q: How much of my paycheck can the IRS levy?
The IRS bases how much it will garnish from your wages on how many dependents you have and your standard deduction amount. The tax code limits what the IRS is required to leave for you to pay for basic living expenses. You can see how much of your wages are protected here.
Q: How do I stop a tax levy on my paycheck?
Resolving the back taxes you owe is the best way to get your benefits – and way of life – back on track. If you can’t pay your back taxes or aren’t sure where to start, tax professionals like ours at Tax Defense Network will be able to walk you through your options.
Q: Can the IRS take your home and car?
As a last resort, the IRS can seize personal property and assets (including your home, vehicles, and boats) to sell at public or private auctions. That’s why you don’t want to ignore any notices of levy. The longer you ignore the problem, the more likely the IRS is to seize your property and assets.

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