Success Story: TAS Advocates for Return of Levied Proceeds

July 14, 2017

Every year the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer issues. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer.

TAS assisted a taxpayer who had been waiting over two years for the IRS to return levied funds. The IRS levied a large amount of the taxpayer's state refund for balance due amounts from prior year tax returns. TAS assisted the taxpayer with submitting amended tax returns for several years which reduced the balance owed each subsequent year. The case advocate worked diligently for the taxpayer and did not give up until the IRS finally processed the taxpayer’s amended tax returns and returned the levied funds.

When working with the Taxpayer Advocate Service, each individual or business taxpayer is assigned to an advocate who listens to the problem and helps the taxpayer understand what needs to be done to resolve their tax issue. TAS advocates will do everything they can to help taxpayers and work with them every step of the way. Occasionally we feature stories of taxpayers and advocates who work together to resolve complex tax issues. Read more TAS success stories.

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