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    Know Your Fundamental Rights As the IRS Tax Payers

    November 21, 2020 | Tax Issues

    Know Your Fundamental Rights As the IRS Taxpayers

    Obligations are obvious for the IRS taxpayers but at the same, every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they must be aware of. A very few taxpayers in the United States know all of their fundamental rights for dealing with tax returns and tax audits with the IRS. While they must know every aspect of their fundamental rights. Most times a professional tax attorney helps taxpayers to deal with all types of Internal Revenue Service cases and therefore, taxpayers do not face difficulties in this legal procedure. But still, being an IRS taxpayer, you must know all your fundamental rights. Undoubtedly, the best tax attorney NYC can help you and solve all types of IRS cases but he/she cannot stay connected with you for a long period. That’s why knowing your fundamental rights is a must for every taxpayer in the United States.  In this post, we have compiled the top ten fundamental rights of a taxpayer in the United States. You must be aware of these rights when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. We have mentioned these rights briefly, for detailed information, you can read out the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. 

    Top Ten Fundamental Right of A Taxpayer

    The Right to Be Informed  Every taxpayer has the right to be informed. This means that every taxpayer has the right to know in detail what they need to do to comply with the laws and the IRS rules and regulations. They have the right to know the clear explanations of the tax laws and the IRS procedures in all different tax forms such as instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence. Apart from these, they have the right to be informed about the IRS decisions and outcomes related to their tax accounts. If you are not informed by the IRS for anything which is mentioned in this section, you can raise an issue. 

    The Right to Be Served Quality Services 

    Being an IRS taxpayer, you have the right to be served quality services. You have the right to receive prompt, courteous, and professional service from the IRS officials in all types of dealings with the Internal revenue service. Also, if you fail to understand the instructions, explanations by the IRS officials, you can request a clear and detailed explanation and instructions. So, if you face any service-related difficulty when dealing with the IRS, you can complain to the officials or take the assistance of the best tax attorney NYC to deal with this issue. He/she will guide you in the right way. 

    The Right to Pay No More the Legally Due Amount of Tax

    You have the right to pay no more than the correct amount of your tax. It includes your tax, penalties, and interest payments. If someone compels you to pay more than your legally due amount of tax, you can complain about the person and the procedure to the officials. 

    The Right to Raise Objections and to be Heard 

    You have the right to raise objections and challenge the IRS’s position. You can provide additional documentation to challenge the proposed actions and taken actions by the IRS. And you have the right to be heard when you are raising the objections.

    The Right to Appeal An IRS Decision in an Independent Forum  

    Every taxpayer has the right to appeal an IRS Decision in an independent forum. This means you have the right to take your case to the court. The IRS entitles taxpayers to impartial and fair administrative appeal of the most IRS decisions. It also includes penalties and criminal charges. 

    The Right to Finality   

    The fundamental right to finality allows a taxpayer to know the maximum time they have to challenge the IRS’ position and as well as the maximum time the Internal Revenue Service has to audit and collect tax debts. Also, Taxpayers have the right to know the time the IRS finished their audit for a particular tax season. 

    The Right to Privacy 

    The right to privacy empowers the taxpayers regarding the privacy of information. They have the right to expect that any information, examination, inquiry, and enforcement actions related to their tax accounts comply with the law and be protected from any intrusion. As a taxpayer, if you find your tax account-related information not safe and secured, you can send a written complaint to the officials. 

    The Right to Confidentiality 

    Every taxpayer has the right to the confidentiality of information and documents. They can expect that any information related to their tax account they provide to the IRS will not be disclosed until authorized by the taxpayer itself or by law. If someone wrongfully disclosed or uses taxpayers’ tax account information then they can expect appropriate action to be taken against the criminals. They can send a written request demanding an inquiry. 

    The Right to Retain Representation

    Every taxpayer has the right to retain an authorized professional representative of their choice to represent their case on behalf of them to the IRS. This means you can take professional assistance from the best tax attorney. If you find any difficulties in your case, you can hire a professional and authorized legal assistance. 

    The Right to Fair and Just Tax System 

    Being a taxpayer, if you face some genuine problems (inability to pay and inability to provide information timely) that affect your underlying liabilities, you can expect to consider these facts and circumstances. If the IRS does not consider these things then you can take assistance from the best tax attorney NYC or your choice of an authorized representative. 

    These are the top ten fundamental rights every taxpayer in the United States must be aware of. These rights will help you to smoothly complete all types of tax dealings with the Internal Revenue Service. 

    Attorney Timothy Hart

    Timothy S Hart, the founding partner of the tax law firm of Timothy S. Hart Law Group, P.C. is both a New York Tax Lawyer & Certified Public Accountant. His area of expertise includes innovative solutions to solve your Internal Revenue Service and New York State tax problems, including tax settlements through the Federal and New York State offer in compromise programs, filing unfiled tax returns, voluntary disclosures, tax audits, and criminal investigations. [ Attorney Bio ]