Yes ma'am. Can I provide more information?
The statute of limitations on a tax debt collection is usually 10 years, but the IRS has ways of extending the SOL. If you did not file returns for 14 years, more than likely the IRS prepared the returns for you. (When a return is not filed by a taxpayer, after a certain period of time, the IRS prepares it for you). If the tax return was prepared by the IRS under the authority of section 6020(b) of the Tax Code, the statute of limitations does not apply. You can refer to section 6501(b)3 of the Tax Code and section(NNN) NNN-NNNNb)-1(c). Based on this information, if the remaining monies from the levy is enough, it can be applied towards, or used to wipe out your 1997/98 tax debts. Please note that penalties and interest continues to accrue on any unpaid balance.
That makes sense to me.
Do you think that the monies levied in 2003 would then stop all of the interest (and maybe penalties) in the previous years? So should I worry about the penalties and interest from 97/98?
Also the calculation of 97 / 98 was in January 2011. They just found the levy in March 2011.
Should I file an amended return? Or go see an agent?
I agree with your logic. But I filed all the returns last fall. And the calculation they did was in January 2011 (what I owed).
Then they found the levy money after I asked them to look in March (2011). I don't think they have used the levy money in their calculations at all...
I guess I just don't understand how the levy money they got in 2003 would be retroactively paid.
How should I ask the agent the question?
Okay. I will request a meeting and ask for the transcripts.
You've been great.
Last time I faxed questions to them, they misunderstood and wanted to put me on installments starting on 6 August 11.
I have to call them to stop the installment issue anyway.
Is there a best office to call in my case?