How to Get the Respect You Deserve From an IRS Revenue Officer

You were faced a difficult decision. You could pay taxes on the income you earned in Oklahoma City, or you could pay your mortgage. If you had the money to do both, you would have happily done it. Your intent was never to break the law or to cheat the government. Yet, the IRS Revenue Officer assigned to your case seems to think otherwise and is continually treating you like a common criminal.

You Deserve to Be Treated With Respect

You did the best you could, and you never intended to hurt anyone. You deserve to be treated like someone who made a difficult decision and who needs help resolving it. You deserve respect, even if the IRS Revenue Officer assigned to your case does not want to give it to you.

You can (kindly) demand it by:

  • Setting the tone. Speak respectfully to the Revenue Officer.
  • Asking for it. Be direct. If the Revenue Officer is treating you disrespectfully, say something.
  • Showing that you are serious about resolving your tax problems.


Of course, you can also have an experienced lawyer be the one to communicate directly with the IRS Revenue Officer on your behalf.

Respect May Impact the Outcome of Your Tax Problem

When you demand respect, the IRS Revenue Officer may realize that he cannot walk all over you, that you know your rights, and that you are serious about working out a fair outcome to your tax issues.

Have you been treated unfairly by a Revenue Officer? What did you do to demand the respect that you deserve? Please leave a comment and share what worked with others who may be facing similar situations.

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