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if the irs has filed a lein already can you continue to operate

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if the irs has filed a lein already can you continue to operate your business as usual
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Ed Johnson replied 8 years ago.

Dear Savannah,


thanks for your question.


Yes you can continue to operate your business. In fact, although the IRS has a lien on your business, and even though they may foreclose on the lien, they will generally not take the property that is required to earn your income; but they may garnish your business earnings to the maximum extent by law.


FYI: you can request a hearing:


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