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Taxpayer Rights and Responsibilities

What Happens if Taxes Are Not Paid

Treasury will not take collection action before appropriate notice has been given and due process has been provided. If your debt is not paid after due process, Treasury has the authority to take collection actions against you until your tax debt is paid. Collection action includes: seizing part of your paycheck or bank accounts, using part or all of your federal tax refund for repayment, placing liens on your real estate or personal property, and requesting tax warrants to seize and sell any other assets you own. Know your taxpayer responsibilities, your options to appeal, and how to make a formal plan for repayment.
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