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What if I can't pay now?

Learn about IRS programs designed to help you meet your tax obligations without causing additional hardship:

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What if I don't pay?

The IRS is legally required to take certain steps to collect your balance due account.

  • Your refund can be used to offset your bill.
  • A federal tax lien can be filed against your property.
  • Your salary/accounts can be seized through a tax levy.
  • You can be served a summons to provide information.

Review the IRS Collection Process to learn about these actions and your rights.

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Pub. 594: IRS Collection Process
Explains the actions IRS may take to recover taxes owed. Download Pub. 594 (PDF)

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Sep-2012