IRS Collection Enforcement


Fiscal Year
Total Number of:
Levies Liens Seizures
1992 3,252,682 1,452,634 11,033
1993 2,584,774 959,356 9,626
1994 2,935,059 812,819 10,166
1995 2,721,823 798,677 10,707
1996 3,108,926 750,225 10,449
1997 3,659,417 543,613 10,090
1998 2,503,409 382,755 2,307
1999 504,403 167,867 161
2000 219,778 287,517 74
2001 674,080 426,166 234
2002 1,283,742 482,509 296
2003 1,680,844 544,316 399
2004 2,029,613 534,392 440
2005 2,743,577 522,887 512
2006 3,742,276 629,813 590
2007
3,757,190
683,659
676
2008
2,631,038
768,168
610
2009 3,478,181 965,618 581
2010 3,606,818 1,096,376 605
2011 3,748,884 1,042,230 776
2012 2,961,162 707,768 733
2013 1,855,095 602,005 547
2014 1,995,987 535,580 432

Source: Internal IRS collection reports and IRS Data Books.
Note that in March 2004 IRS revised its figures going back thru FY 2000.
Revised figures were as much as 300% different -- sometimes largers, sometimes smaller. This indicates that these figures should be used with caution since revisions of these magnitudes suggest underlying problems in IRS data systems.

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