Salt Lake City, Utah – Over the last few months I have provided warnings/updates on IRS Enforcement issues.  Many of the warnings had to deal with the increased funding for the IRS.  Last Week, Commissioner Amalia Colbert and Deputy Commissioner Darren Guillot, with the Small Business and Self-Employed Division of the IRS, provided the following update on IRS Enforcement:

  1. The backlog of mail is now caught up;
  2. The CP-14 Notices (Balance Due Letters) that have been paused will go out at the end of May to roughly 8 million taxpayers;
  3. The taxpayers who owed balances before and are due for enforcement action will probably first receive a refresh notice to remind them of the balance due in the hopes that they and/or their representative will contact the IRS and deal with them before levy action is taken;
  4. The enforcement notices will be sent out in waves to avoid overwhelming the Collection Phone Lines, The Office of Appeals, and the Taxpayer Advocate, all of which will see their phone lines light-up when taxpayers start scrambling when they open the mail.

In past posts and blogs, I have been informing people that this tidal wave of collection activity by the IRS was going to start.  It now looks like the IRS is gearing up to start collection effortsTaxpayers should start seeing collection notices arriving in the mail around Memorial Day.

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