I am a United States citizen. Don’t I employ the IRS Revenue Officer assigned to my Oklahoma tax case? Doesn’t he work for me?

The answer is yes, sort of. IRS revenue officers work for the federal government and are, thus, paid from tax dollars. Let’s set aside any issues related to whether or not you paid your taxes for the moment and consider the argument that you make. Technically, you are correct. However, the reality of how the IRS works in general and how IRS revenue officers work specifically may be very different.

IRS revenue officers are unlikely to act like they work for you. They may tell you that they are trying to help you resolve your outstanding Oklahoma tax case, but the truth is that they benefit by helping the IRS benefit, and the IRS benefits by getting you to pay your tax debt, including penalties, in full.

Your argument that the IRS revenue officer should be working for you is unlikely to get you very far and may, instead, make the revenue officer defensive and less likely to work with you fairly. Accordingly, it is important to get the help that you need from an experienced tax attorney in Oklahoma.

An Oklahoma tax lawyer’s job is to explain your legal rights to you and zealously advocate for a full and fair recovery of your Oklahoma tax case. For more information about how an Oklahoma tax attorney may help you, please schedule an initial consultation with us by calling 800-721-7054, and please read a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.