New Numbers on IRS Liens, Levies, and Seizures

I shared some charts that showed how IRS enforcement activity was changing over time and also some charts showing how “delinquent” taxpayer activity was changing over time.

The new IRS Data Book is out, so I can update the numbers. The number of levies and seizures are down from their peaks, but the use of liens continue to rise:




On the “delinquent” side, the number of people who didn’t pay their taxes when they were due and the number of people who didn’t file on time (or at all) are both off from their peaks, but the IRS continued to to be overwhelmed by the backlog of delinquent cases and so the total unresolved delinquent accounts continued to rise:

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