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What is My ‘Right to be Informed?’

It has always been ingrained in the American Constitution that every single person has the right to be informed, especially if they’re taxpayers. Simply being transparent and allowing someone to get the information they need is what is meant by the right to be informed.

This means that authorities, such as the IRS, are legally required to inform taxpayers of the status of their taxes as well as what they’re entitled to as stated in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which is similar to the American Constitution’s Bill of Rights. It is also important to remember that there are 10 more Taxpayer Rights.

Taxpayers have a right to be informed about what they must do to abide by the tax laws. In all tax forms, instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence, they have a right to clear explanations of the laws and IRS policies. They have a right to obtain clear explanations of the IRS’s decisions about their tax accounts as well as notification of those determinations.

The IRS is required to provide you a reason for contact whenever it sends you a notice. Call the phone listed in the upper right corner of the majority of notices if you have any queries.

Quick Fact

The IRS is required by law to write clear explanations of each tax assessment, examination, and/or collection actions taken against you.

When Should I Call for Expert Help?

You still might not benefit that much from having tax law explained to you. No matter how hard an IRS agent attempts to simplify it, only people with specialized tax training can comprehend the United States Tax Code. Keep records and documentations well when it comes to dealing with the IRS. Need more information? Call us at 800-493-8308 for a FREE consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions: Right to Be Informed

They are an independent organization tasked with helping you ensure your rights as a taxpayer are protected.

Yes. The IRS has procedures for handling complaints and other concerns from taxpayers.

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