Currently Not Collectible means that a taxpayer has no ability to pay his or
her tax debts. The IRS can declare a taxpayer “currently not collectible,” after the IRS receives our evidence that a taxpayer has no ability to pay. We can request “currently not collectible” status on your behalf.
Once the IRS declares a taxpayer currently not collectible, the IRS must stop all collection activities, including levies and garnishments. The IRS must send an
annual statement to the taxpayer stating the amount of tax still owed. This annual statement
is not a bill.
While in not collectible status, the 10-year statute of limitations on tax debt collection is still running. If the IRS cannot collect the tax within the 10-year statutory period, then the tax debts will expire.