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Letter 11: Final Notice of Levy

Posted by Juda Gabaie | May 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

An LT11 notice from the IRS is a serious matter. It's a “final” notice issued before the IRS levies you. It's not a notice you can safely ignore, and you should read it very carefully. Let's look at LT11 in more detail so you can understand what your rights and responsibilities are and how best to handle an LT11.

What Is an LT11 Notice and What Does It Mean?

The LT11 is a final levy notice from the IRS. You should have received a series of prior notices, such as the CP503 or CP504, giving you a warning. If you receive the LT11 and take no action, the IRS will start seizing your assets. You can prevent the levy from happening, but you must take action quickly.


How to Respond to an LT11 Notice

The IRS cannot start seizing your assets until 30 days after issuing the final notice. You have some time to come up with a solution before the levy hits—but not much.

You generally have two options when responding to an LT11 notice:

1.     Installment agreement or offer in compromise: While such offers are pending, the levy cannot take place.

2.     Collection due process hearing: A hearing lets you explore other alternatives for paying off the tax debt or dispute the amount owed.

As a taxpayer, you have a right to address the LT11 and other IRS levy notices, but you must do so within the 30-day window. If you wait too long or ignore the final levy notice, the IRS can:

-        Seize your assets, such as vehicles or real estate

-        Garnish you wages

-        Take money from your bank or financial accounts

A Reliable Tax Attorney Can Help with an LT11 Notice

An attorney can help you assess your situation to determine what the best course of action is. They can also help you prepare a payment offer that is both reasonable for you and more likely to be accepted by the IRS.

As soon as you receive an LT11, you should contact Gabaie & Associates, LLC. Our Maryland tax attorneys help taxpayers in Baltimore, Columbia, Frederick, Rockville, and throughout the state. Call our offices at (410) 358-1500 or contact us via our online form to schedule a free consultation.

About the Author

Juda Gabaie

Juda Gabaie Esq. has dedicated his career in defending clients nationwide to resolve tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and the state taxing agencies. Juda has represented clients before the US Tax Court, Maryland Tax Court, and Comptroller of MD hearing compliance. As an adjunct prof...


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