Taxpayer Bill of Rights Lawyers

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I Think I Am in Trouble with the IRS. Do I Have any Rights as a Taxpayer?

Yes. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights states your rights as a taxpayer and the code of conduct the IRS has to follow when dealing with taxpayers. Some of the most essential rights of a taxpayer are:

What Information is the IRS Required to Include When They Send Me a Notice of Tax Deficiency or Collective Action?

There a certain items the IRS must include in these types of notice to a taxpayer:

If I Am Penalized by the IRS, Do I Have Any Rights Concerning a Payment Plan?

Yes, if you owe $10,000 or less (not including interest and penalties), you can request an installment plan with the IRS and, as long as certain conditions are met, the IRS is required to agree to as much as a three year installment payment schedule.

What Rights Do I Have if the IRS Threatens to Seize My Property?

If the IRS is threatening to seize your property and you feel it would cause you significant hardship, you have the right to apply for a Taxpayer Assistance Order by filing IRS Tax Form 911 with an IRS Problem Resolution Office in your local district. Tax enforcement measures will be suspended while this is under review.

In addition, there are certain kinds of property that the IRS cannot seize:

If I Am in Trouble with the IRS, Should I Get a Tax Lawyer?

Tax law tends to be extremely complicated. If you are about to be audited or are even past that point and about to have property seized, you should consult an experienced tax evasion attorney who can advise you of your rights and your potential defenses, as well as guide you through the complicated tax system.

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Last Modified: 11-28-2011 04:42 PM PST

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