IRS Letter 3172 – The IRS Filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien Against You and You Have a Right to a Hearing

A federal tax lien has been filed. You will also receive a copy of 668Y, which is the actual notice of federal tax lien.

Letter 3172

Type of Notice: Unpaid balance

Most common tax problem area: IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Other tax problem areas: IRS penalties

Why you received IRS Letter 3172

  1. You have an unpaid balance due.
  2. The IRS sent notices requesting payment, but the balance was not paid.
  3. The IRS filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien at your local court house.
  4. The Letter 3172 informs you of your right to appeal the lien filing.

Your options to address IRS Letter 3172

  1. Dispute the taxes you owe
  2. Dispute the penalties
  3. Make arrangements to pay

Notice deadline: 30 days

If you miss the deadline: You will lose your right to appeal the lien filing.

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