What Is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

What Is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

You might not know it, but all taxpayers have rights. If you are facing back tax liability and want to learn more about how to resolve it, contact a tax attorney. In the meantime, see the Taxpayer Bill of Rights down below to better understand your situation and your options.

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights

  • The Right to Be Informed – Every taxpayer has the right to be told what they need to do in order to comply with the tax laws of our country.
  • The Right to Quality Service – Every taxpayer has the right to be treated with respect in their dealings with the IRS and its workers. You have the right to be spoken to in a clear and concise manner so that you can understand your tax bill and how to resolve it.
  • The Right to Pay Only What You Owe in Taxes – You have the right to only be required to pay what you owe in taxes (including interest and penalties) and to not be taken advantage of financially.
  • The Right to Challenge the IRS and Be Listened To – You as a taxpayer can object to something the IRS is claiming if you don’t agree. You have the right to expect the IRS to listen to your objections and respond in a timely manner.
  • The Right to Appeal – You can appeal decisions made by the IRS, either through the IRS’ appeals process or through the court, if necessary.
  • The Right to Finality – You have the right to know when you must pay your tax liability, how long you have before certain actions against you are to take place, and to know when the IRS has completed an audit.
  • The Right to Privacy – You have the right to expect privacy in your dealings with the IRS.
  • The Right to Confidentiality – You as a taxpayer have the right to expect that the IRS, and others involved in your tax matters, will not disclose your tax-related information without your consent, unless required by law.
  • The Right to Legal Assistance – You have the right to have a lawyer assist you in your tax-related matters.
  • The Right to a Just Tax System Taxpayers have the right to expect fair and equitable treatment.

Contact a Tax Lawyer Now

For more information on your rights as a taxpayer and how to handle your tax liability, speak with a tax attorney at The W Tax Group today. You can reach us for a free tax liability analysis by calling 1-877-500-4930 or by filling out the form below.