A levy on a bank account is a search. First you need to obtain bank information, then the levy itself is a search as it reveals information about the account.

Ì want to know if there is any case law relating to any tax levy being an unconstitutional search and seizure. This leads to whack a mole situations, for example California will use a private bank database without any consent or court order, locate an account, issue a levy based on a federal SSN income database with no public name, and then get destroyed in court when anything goes wrong.

Give us an example of what you are against here, please.

The secret federal database that records income under an SSN.

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    These things are conspiracy theories.
    – Mimedfp
    Commented May 1 at 17:27
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    I am saying it is not real. That means it can't be legal or illegal.
    – Mimedfp
    Commented May 1 at 17:36
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    You made something up and asked people to answer. Any answer you get will be imaginary.
    – Mimedfp
    Commented May 1 at 17:37
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    That's the point of this site. This site doesn't discuss legal advice of real cases.
    – Elo Msk
    Commented May 1 at 17:40
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    "The secret federal database that records income under an SSN." There is nothing illegal about a federal database that records income under an SSN, this is literally the job of the IRS. The secrecy protects citizens, it isn't nefarious.
    – ohwilleke
    Commented May 1 at 19:16

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A tax levy is never an unconstitutional search and seizure (it could be carried out in an unconstitutional way, but the question doesn't suggest any circumstances or facts that are unconstitutional). So, there is no case law reaching that conclusion. The government is authorized to do so by law, due process precedes the levy, and the constitution has no prohibition on the means used to collect unpaid taxes.

  • The question does mention it. States can't order bank account information randomly.
    – Elo Msk
    Commented May 2 at 4:36
  • @EloMsk States absolutely can order bank account information randomly in a subpoena or by information reporting rules. You are delusional.
    – ohwilleke
    Commented May 2 at 18:33
  • There's basically no information reporting that allows them to do that. The IRS pretends to have the savings account income. States don't. The fact that states are able to collect taxes at all proves something massively illegal has been happening for 100 years.
    – Elo Msk
    Commented May 3 at 7:10
  • @EloMsk "illegal" This word does not mean what you seem to think that it does.
    – ohwilleke
    Commented May 3 at 16:14
  • How do you imagine states obtain bank information?
    – Elo Msk
    Commented May 4 at 1:02

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