What are my rights as a taxpayer?
- August 28, 2018
- David Greene
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The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TBOR) outlines the 10 fundamental rights taxpayers have when working with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS wants every taxpayer to be aware of these rights in the event they need to work with the IRS on a personal tax matter. Congress also added these fundamental rights to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), and the IRC now requires the IRS Commissioner to ensure IRS employees are familiar with and act in accordance with the TBOR. As a taxpayer, your rights are: 1) The Right to Be Informed; 2) The Right to Quality Service; 3) The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax; 4) The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard; 5) The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum; 6) The Right to Finality; 7) The Right to Privacy; 8) The Right to Confidentiality; 9) The Right to Retain Representation; 10) The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System. If you ever feel that an IRS representative has violated one of these Rights you should either seek the help of a professional representative to right the wrong or contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service.