August 20, 2014

Picking up from where we left off in Your Rights as a Taxpayer: What You Need to Know (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to point out and discuss your rights as a taxpayer, according to the official IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

More Rights You Have as an American Taxpayer…

Denver Tax Attorney   Your Rights as a Taxpayer: What You Need to Know (Pt. 2)

Your taxpayer rights entitle you to the right to appeal IRS decisions and to have finality to your case. Here’s some more important info about your taxpayer rights.

Right 3: The Right to Have Payments Properly Applied

This right entitles taxpayers to be clearly informed of any debt they may owe the IRS, to not be charged more than the specified amount and to have any paid funds properly applied to their tax account.

Right 4: The Right to Be Heard

Effectively, this right allows taxpayers to challenge and raise objections to IRS decisions that people may believe have been made in error.

With this right, however, it’s important to point out that people will have a limited amount of time in which to be heard (i.e., they will only have so much time to be legally allowed to challenge IRS decisions), and the IRS may still disagree with people’s challenges.

Right 5: The Right to File an Appeal

This taxpayer right legally allows people to appeal IRS decisions in a fair, unbiased administrative setting, known as the Office of Appeals. Additionally, this right allows taxpayers to take their cases to court.

The idea behind this right is that people should be allowed to present their arguments against IRS decisions in an impartial setting where a third party can determine whether or not the appeal is justified or whether the original IRS decision stands.

Right 6: The Right to Finality

This right empowers taxpayers to be informed of how long certain IRS processes will take, as well as how long IRS officials may have to initiate certain actions against taxpayers. In other words, with this right, taxpayers essentially have the right to know that, after a certain period of time (which should be specified to them), their case or certain actions will be finalized.

For the conclusion to our discussion regarding taxpayer rights, make sure to check out the upcoming third part of this blog.

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