Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.
The IRS could also file a Notice of Federal Tax Liens with public records so, yes
this information could be public record.
I'm truly sorry if that's not what you had hoped to hear.
No. I didn't file a return for 2004 as I had far more deductions than I would have tax they had already taken. The IRS filed recently a proposed return alledging I owed about $2,000 in taxes and $8,000 interest and penalties. I've talked to them and they said just to file the return and they'll keep the money they have (about $2,000) even though I would normally, except for the three year statute be entitled to it. No bit deal. My inattention. But I want to know how I am getting emails saying that a certain consultant can help me with my "wage garnishment". I know of no Federal Tax Lien. Only a Notice of Levy sent me re my social security retirement and that's been placed on hold. I'm just concerned about the public records issue. How did this guy know I have something going on with the IRS? Does he have access to what records? Thanks. It's a very short question.
I will certainly look forward to using you in the future in this area.
Levies typically are not public records, but when the IRS files a levy they typically file a lien too with public records
So I should check with my 3 credit bureaus on my report and my local county records to see if one has been recorded, right. Those would be the only two public? sources I would know of.
The county record is probably where he got it.
Yes, you could check your credit report. If it's not on there, then I don't know how the consultant knew about this situation.
If he got into my IRS records (ala Cincinatti?) or my SS records its a felony. NO?
He would not be able to get access to your personal information
But I'm not a lawyer so I could not speculate on any potential penalty
Thank you for your input. I rely upon your professional experience in this area to give me a sense of how this could have happened and I appreciate it. If I want to consultant with you again, how do I contact you directly or am I able to?
Yes, you would put "to MyVirtualCPA" in the subject of your question and it will be routed to me
Great. Thank you for your time and knowledge. Have a great day and lunch is on me.
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