Few things can turn a good day bad like a levy from the IRS. If the IRS seizes your assets in order to satisfy your tax debt, it’s a good time to get professional help—but who do you call? We asked a team of professionals to weigh in about whether an accountant or attorney is the right lifeline. Here’s what they had to say.
Steven I. Azizi
Steven is the Senior Partner and co-founder of Miracle Mile Law Group.
If the IRS places a levy on your accounts, you should definitely consult with a lawyer. A lawyer, as opposed to an accountant, will help you file legal appeals and other formal motions with the IRS (and occasionally a court of law) in order to lift the levy. Often times, these appeals and motions require case precedent to sway the authorities in the complainant’s favor. Further, lawyers are trained in negotiations, and that is exactly what occurs when trying to lift these levies.