New Numbers on I.R.S. Liens, Levies, and Seizures

For I’ve been posting some charts that show how IRS enforcement activity is changing over time and also some charts showing how “delinquent” taxpayer activity was changing over time.

The IRS has just put out some numbers on its enforcement activity for , so I can update the numbers. The number of levies and liens remain high, though off their peaks, while the number of seizures has risen to a recent high, though also much lower than in the bad old days:

The “delinquent” taxpayer activity charts will have to wait for their update until the IRS releases its “Data Book” later this year. Here is how they looked as of the numbers: