does this letter mean that they will automatically put my home up for sale; garnish my wages; and or levy my bank account?
No - your home will not automatically be seized, but - the lien will be registered and you will not be sell your home or refinance without coordination with the State of Kansas Department of Revenue.
They may levy your bank account - if you are not current with your payment plan.
I need to know if they will give me the time to contact them to work out a payment plan or does this warrant mean they will go ahead and levy my accounts?
If they levy on your bank account or wages - your funds will be froze - and you will have a specified period to settle with the Department of Revenue before your money would be garnished.
You might want to contact that person again and ask to fax forms or send them by email - and to speed up the process.
I had my tax accountant file an abatement (which I'm not sure what the purpose of that was) - that generally means you are asking to forgive your tax liability - I hope that you have good arguments for that - but the risk is that your request will be rejected.
Generally - you need to negotiate installment payment plan if you can't pay in full.
If you will be granted a payment plan and will be current - that will protect you from garnishment.
All information about requesting a payment plan might be found here - http://www.ksrevenue.org/payplanind.htm
Let me know if you need any help.
Edited by LEV on 10/10/2009 at 6:22 AM EST