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Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard

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What is My ‘Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard?’

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This right, listed fourth on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, is crucial to taxpayers who want to communicate their concerns with ease to the IRS. It is inevitable that there will be errors or miscommunication when it comes to such dealings. Unfortunately, the average taxpayer has little to no experience when it comes to communicating their woes. The IRS can also seem intimidating to some.

In response to official IRS actions or proposed actions, taxpayers have the right to object and provide supporting documentation. They also have the right to expect that the IRS will fairly and quickly review their timely objections and supporting materials, and they have the right to a response if the IRS disagrees with their position.

Quick Fact

During a return assessment (or audit), if you present evidence or voice concerns and the IRS disagrees with you, they will issue you a statutory notice of deficiency. You have the right to petition the United States Tax Court after reading the notice that explains the IRS’s decision to raise your tax. 

When Should I Call for Expert Help?

You have the right to request the cancellation of any amount that has been incorrectly assessed, above the legal minimum, computed by the IRS after the time required by law, or was otherwise done in violation of the law. This, of course, entails challenging or appealing to the IRS. Call 800-493-8308 to set up a FREE consultation with us right away.

Frequently Asked Questions: Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard?

 Challenging the IRS’s position means questioning or disputing the determination made by the IRS regarding your tax liability, deductions, credits, or other tax-related matters.

You can submit a written protest explaining your position, provide supporting evidence, and request a conference or hearing to present your arguments. The appeals officer will evaluate your case impartially and attempt to find a fair resolution.

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