FAQ: Can the IRS seize my house?

rajneet

Company Director, EA
Staff member
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can legally seize property if there is an unpaid balance owed to them. In order for the IRS to seize a taxpayer's property, the action must be approved by the court and be in the best interest of the government.

The IRS doesn't particularly want to seize your assets. However, the IRS does have the option to do so if they decide that seizing your assets is the only way to collect the unpaid taxes owed.

If a taxpayer has an unpaid balance with the IRS, it is in their best interest to resolve and work out an arrangement for the unpaid back taxes.

At LifeBack, our tax professionals have helped thousands of taxpayers resolve their back taxes both with the IRS and state. If you owe the IRS or state in back taxes, email or call us today at 1-855-605-1500 for a free consultation.
 

TaxTest123

New member
Hi, I was reading your web site and was wondering if it's possible for the IRS to seize your house while it's in foreclosure? I know this is a strange question, but I am going through some very rough times due to COVID, thanks!!!!!!
 

rajneet

Company Director, EA
Staff member
@TaxTest123 If the property is already in foreclosure, the IRS will not seize your property. The IRS will be first in line after your house loan to be paid with any proceeds left over.
 
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