I don’t get along with my IRS revenue officer. Is it possible to ask for a new one?

Good luck with that! Consider the following analogous situation: You’ve been arrested and charged with a major felony, and at your first court appearance, you take an immediate dislike to both the judge and the district attorney. If you suggest to your lawyer that you’d like the both of them to be replaced, he’d probably have a laughing fit and ask himself whether you’re legally sane.

The unfortunate fact is that, when you’re involved in a major tax battle with the IRS, the government retains the bulk of the power. The IRS doesn’t care if you get along with your revenue officer (though it will certainly take action against you if you harass or threaten him); all it cares about is how much money that officer can extract from you. In addition, if you complain that you don’t get along with your revenue officer, the IRS will most likely assume that that’s your fault (even if the agent is, in fact, hard to get along with). 

In rare cases, an experienced tax attorney may be able to have a given IRS revenue officer withdrawn from a case. In order for that to happen, it has to be shown that that person has behaved unprofessionally or with undue malice, or has some conflict of interest that makes him an inappropriate choice for the job. How can you know if this is the case? Call the experienced tax attorneys of Travis W. Watkins, PC at (800) 721-7054 for a free consultation!