In order to aid in the collection of taxes, the IRS employs revenue officers as highly skilled members of its collection division. These officers undergo specific training to learn how best to collect on a tax debt. In many cases, a revenue officer will have the upper hand when dealing with a taxpayer. If a revenue officer has contacted you, it is important to find an experienced tax attorney who can help put you on an even playing field with the IRS.
Four Reasons Why You May Be Contacted By an IRS Revenue Officer
Fortunately, there are only certain situations where you might find yourself being contacted by an IRS revenue officer. These scenarios are outlined below:
- The IRS has attempted to collect the tax that you owe through all of the normal channels. This includes the use of notices, levies, liens, and telephone calls.
- Over the course of the past several years, you have a documented history of not paying your taxes when due and owed to the IRS.
- The taxes that you have failed to pay fall under a specific category, such as payroll taxes.
- The amount of money that you owe to the IRS is very large.
It is important to work with the IRS revenue officer and attempt to resolve your tax liability. Fortunately, the revenue officer has the ability to negotiate with you or offer other payment options that can help you deal with the debt that you owe. These options may include payment plans, placing you into a protected status, or granting an extension on the full payment of the debt.
If you're uncomfortable dealing with an IRS revenue officer, contact our office today to speak with one of our dedicated tax attorneys. We’ll represent you before the IRS, assuring that you’re tax liability is resolved in a way that is acceptable to the IRS while still leaving you money each month for your household finances. Call us at 405-607-1192 to learn more.
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