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Looking regarding LT16 form and sending in Form 911 to IRS.

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Customer: Looking for information regarding LT16 form and sending in Form 911 to IRS.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 11 months ago.

LT16 form is an indication that an enforcement action may be taken to collect taxes you owe because you have not responded to previous notices sent to you on this matter.
The letter includes a number of options available to you.

Please be aware that you have very limited time - contact the IRS as soon as possible to avoid collection action, no later than 10 days from the date on the letter.

Enforcement action including levy on your wages, bank accounts, federal payment, state tax refunds, or other income sources may result if your balance is not resolved. If you are unable to pay in full, a monthly payment plan may be available, or collection may be delayed if you are unable to pay due to financial hardship.

Please be ready to discuss you income, expenses and assets owned if you feel that you are unable to pay; proof may be requested.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This much information I already know. I'm more concerned with how I can buy more time to get some financial matters in order before and figure what is the best plan financially, I've recently discovered form 911 and have been looking into what is the best course of action.
Expert:  Lev replied 11 months ago.

The form 911 is to request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance.

TAS can help if you cannot resolve your problem with the IRS and:

  • Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family or your business.
  • You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action.
  • You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded by the date promised.

If you qualify for TAS help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who’ll be with you at every turn and do everything possible to resolve your problem.

Each state has at least one Local Taxpayer Advocate who is independent of the local IRS office and reports directly to the National Taxpayer Advocate. Select your state on the map below to find the phone number and address of the Taxpayer Advocate Service office nearest you. You can also call this toll-free number to find out if TAS can help you: _1_877_777_4778_

https://www.irs.gov/Advocate/Local-Taxpayer-Advocate

As you already received LT16 letter - do not delay -

Expert:  Lev replied 11 months ago.

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