There was an interesting overview of the IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights in a Tax Tip email sent to me by the Internal Revenue Service (hope you are now a subscriber). The overview includes 10 important categories of rights of which you should be aware.
#1: The Right to Be informed: Be told what you have to do.
#2: Quality service: Prompt, courteous, professional service and
freedom to speak to a supervisor.
#3: Pay no more than the correct amount of tax: Only that which is
legally due plus any interest and penalties.
#4: Right to challenge the IRS’s position: Yes, you can object.
#5: You can appeal a decision to an independent forum:
#6: Right to finality: Deadline should be known.
#7: Privacy: IRS must comply with all privacy laws and be no more
intrusive than necessary.
#8: Confidentiality: IRS may not disclose your information without your
#9: Retain representation: You can be represented by professionals.
#10: Expect fairness:
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