You acknowledge that you owe the IRS back taxes and possibly interest and penalties. However, you want the IRS to understand your side of the story. You want the agency to take into account the tough financial choices that you had to make at the time that you couldn’t pay your tax bill, or maybe you want the agency to understand that you made an honest mistake. In either case, the way in which you communicate with the IRS revenue officer assigned to your case could make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Five Tips for Norman Taxpayers Who Need to Talk to the IRS
Before you reach out to the IRS revenue officer assigned to your case, it is important to remember these four tips:
- Be prepared. Know what you are going to say and what questions you have for the IRS before making the call.
- Remember to be polite. You won’t get anywhere by starting an argument or angering the revenue officer.
- Be careful when answering questions. If you don’t know the answer, or if you aren’t sure whether you should answer it, then don’t. Instead, you can politely tell the revenue officer that you’ll get back to him.
- Ask for clarification and/or for things in writing. You have the right to understand what is happening, and you could jeopardize your legal rights if you don’t understand.
Alternatively, You Can Go With This Fifth Tip
You have the right to request that the IRS revenue officer, or others from the IRS, communicate directly with your Norman tax lawyer. Then you won’t have to worry about what you say or how you say it. Instead, you can have the assurance of knowing that an experienced Norman tax attorney is protecting your legal rights and best interests.
If you would like to talk to us about communicating with the IRS on your behalf, then simply call us today at 800-721-7054. You don’t have to worry about any tips for speaking to one of our lawyers. Instead, you just have to call and tell us what is going on. You can also learn more about your rights and about how to protect them by downloading a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.