What are my rights as a taxpayer?
As a taxpayer you have rights! These rights help keep the IRS accountable and help protect the taxpayer. The tax payer bill of rights helps maintain ethical practices for both parties. The tax payer bill of rights takes information and regulations from the tax code and merges them into 10 categories. In today's post we will outline the first 5 categories.
THE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED
As a Tax payer you hold the right to know how to be in compliance with tax laws and regulations. You are entitled to accurate and clear explanations of tax laws and IRS procedures. This also means you have the right to know about IRS decisions and changes that affect your accounts.
THE RIGHT TO QUALITY SERVICE
We all know that contacting the IRS can be a daunting task. However, taxpayers have the right to professional and courteous service when dealing with the IRS. Under this right you are also entitled to speak with a supervisor about inadequate service. Communicating with the IRS should be clear and easy to understand. Quinerly Financial Group has great experience navigating through the IRS customer service system and can help you get questions answered fast and avoid sitting on hold or talking in circles with the wrong department or personnel.
THE RIGHT TO PAY NO MORE THAN THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF TAXES
This one seems live a given but many don't know that Taxpayers must pay only the amount of tax legally due. This also includes interest and penalties. The IRS must apply all tax payments properly. With Quinerly Financial Group we help you navigate the system to ensure you don't pay a dime more than you need to and that you are refunded every dime you are owed. We will help you file on time, get extensions, analyze deductions and tax credits! By doing this we will save you time and money and ensure that you are exercising this right.
THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THE IRS POSITION AND BE HEARD
Too often taxpayers just accept what the IRS says even if something seems incorrect. You have the right to object to formal IRS actions or proposed actions. You can also request justification and additional documentation from the IRS. After doing so the IRS is expected to respond in a timely manner and process objections and documentation promptly and fairly. The IRS is even expected to respond when they do not agree with the taxpayers position. With Quinerly Financial Group we can help you spot an error or things that need more attention. We have experiencing disputing the IRS and getting the taxpayers voice heard.
THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AN IRS DECISION IN AN INDEPENDENT FORUM
Taxpayers are entitled to a fair and impartial appeal of most IRS decisions. Yes, you can appeal certain penalties. The IRS is required to give you a written response regarding the decision. In some cases you have the right to take it to court.
Have more questions about your rights? Contact Quinerly Financial Group today!