Friday, December 12, 2008

Should I Call The IRS?

From time to time this is a question people ask regarding their situation with the IRS. Of course people can call the IRS regarding their situation. The question is should they? One thing people need to realize is that when discussing a matter with the IRS the IRS will always structure their questions in a way as to favor the IRS and not the taxpayer. Taxpayers have rights and often times the IRS will not tell the taxpayer what their rights are.
This usually winds up with a situation where the taxpayer comes out on the short end of the stick. I have seen this the results of such a situation. A taxpayer will contact the IRS about their tax liability in an attempt to work out some type of payment arrangement. The IRS will not take the proper steps to accurately determine what the taxpayer can afford to pay. The taxpayer gets scared and agrees to what the IRS states. The taxpayer gets into a payment agreement they really can’t afford and ultimately ends up not being able to make the payments and gets right back into trouble with the IRS. When confronted with a problem with the IRS it is in the best interest of the taxpayer to get professional tax advice from a true tax professional.

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