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IRS after me with CP504 on taxes(1998) paid in chapter 13 after paid and discharged.

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  • IRS after me with CP504 on taxes(1998) paid in chapter 13 after paid and discharged.

    I actually had to file twice. Once in 2008 and 2012. Taxes for 1998 and 1999 were paid through chapter 13 and i got my discharge in August 2017. Last week I received a CP504 for an amount just over $120 plus interest for tax year 1998.My attorney is no help. These taxes and interest are paid and discharged.What gives?

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    I can't even begin to tell you how many clients I work with receive a CP504 Intent to Levy notice in which the IRS is just simply wrong. Sometimes the notice will be "nice" and provide you a breakdown of the original balance they claim is owed, the payments they show as received, and the penalty and interest calculation they used to arrive at a final balance. Without knowing your specific situation besides the information that you provided and not being able to examine the notice myself, I assume the IRS is saying that you owe them additional "tax" in excess of what was paid to them through your bankruptcy plan.

    Do a quick check to see if the entire amount of tax was paid to them or if any amounts were discharged. Also, get a Tax Transcript (online, for free) which should show you what the IRS has recorded against your tax account in terms of payments which is faster than calling and waiting on hold. It is possible that a payment made through bankruptcy was not credited properly. Regardless, I would suggest that you call the IRS and ask them to put a collection hold on your account while you research this. I believe they will give you 3 weeks or so. You might be able to have them grant you more. Be sure to record the name and ID of the IRS agent you spoke with.

    Once you are able to do the research and find out that the tax liability was fully satisfied (either through payment in full or reduced by discharge), send a letter certified/return receipt with your detailed explanation and backup documentation that you are not subject to additional tax, penalties/interest/etc. because yadda yadda...


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      Originally posted by hughthehand View Post
      I actually had to file twice. Once in 2008 and 2012. Taxes for 1998 and 1999 were paid through chapter 13 and i got my discharge in August 2017. Last week I received a CP504 for an amount just over $120 plus interest for tax year 1998.My attorney is no help. These taxes and interest are paid and discharged.What gives?
      Yes, they should have been discharged. You may want to call the insolvency unit and ask them to do some research!
      Chapter 7 (No Asset/Non-Consumer) Filed (Pro Se) 7/08 (converted from Chapter 13 - 2/10)
      Status: (Auto) Discharged and Closed! 5/10
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      I am not an attorney. Any advice provided is not legal advice.


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