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The filing of the action in the federal court assuming service is effected within 120 days of the filing tolls the statute of limitations.
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Issues involved are:
in rem litigation by the IRS in the State of Florida
when is suit effective, time of filing or time of service/publication?
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The suit is effective on filing. If service is not made within 120 days then the suit has to be refiled. This is the answer to the question you asked of when the suit is effective.