An IRS Revenue Officer is calling you because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) believes that you owe the government money. More specifically, the IRS believes that you owe either personal or business taxes and has therefore assigned an IRS Revenue Officer to collect the back taxes, as well as interest and penalties.
The IRS Revenue Officer Is Supposed to Get You to Pay
That is his job and he may have quite a bit of discretion in how he chooses to do it. Some officers may, for example, call you repeatedly or visit you at home. Others may come to your place of work. Some officers may be friendly, while others may take a heavy-handed approach.
The Revenue Officers also have some discretion in negotiating a settlement with you. Some IRS Revenue Officers may be willing to accept an offer in compromise, while others may be more likely to issue levies or liens.
You Are Not Powerless
Of course, it takes at least two parties to negotiate. Accordingly, it is important that you are respectful to the IRS Revenue Officer assigned to your case and that you offer convincing arguments in favor of how you want your IRS problem resolved.
You do not have to do it alone. Instead, you have the right to contact an experienced Oklahoma City tax attorney to communicate with the IRS Revenue Officer on your behalf. For more information about protecting your rights and negotiating with the IRS, we encourage you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.