Posts Tagged ‘collection statute expiration’

Ask the Tax Resolution Expert: When Does the IRS 10 Year Collection Statute Expiration Date Begin?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Question: Does the 10 year collection statute begin when the civil penalties are due?  Or, when the installment agreement has begun?  Or, as in my case, when the installment agreement was reinstated?
Answer: The 10 year Collection Statute Expiration Date (CSED) begins on the ASSESSMENT date, not when the taxes are due and not when you begin an Installment Payment Plan.
There are exceptions to this rule, including if the taxpayer agrees
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Delayed IRS Collection and Currently Not Collectible Status

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Delayed IRS Collection
IRS policy states that whenever the taxpayer raises a question or presents information creating reasonable doubt as to the correctness or validity of an assessment, “reasonable forbearance” will be exercised with respect to collection efforts as long as the interests of the government are not jeopardized.

This does not mean the taxpayer’s debt will be forgiven, or a tax lien will not be
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