You already know what your primary problem is with the IRS. You know that you owe back taxes and possibly interest and penalties for failure to file or failure to pay your federal income taxes on time. However, that may not be the only problem you have to deal with when you negotiate a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service. Instead, you may also have to understand more about the job of the IRS revenue officers and about how their jobs can negatively affect your tax settlement negotiations.
Three Things You Have to Know About IRS Revenue Officers
Before you talk to an IRS revenue officer, you need to know more about the job of a revenue officer and about what you can expect from one. Specifically, it is important to know that:
- The IRS revenue officer assigned to your case may come to your home or place of business.
- The IRS revenue officer should be polite to you, but he is not required to take into account your financial situation or your personal problems when trying to collect back taxes, interest, and penalties.
- The IRS revenue officer has the authority to garnish your wages, seize your property, freeze your bank accounts, and put a lien on your home, as long as he follows proper procedures.
It is also important to know that you do not have to talk to the IRS revenue officer directly if you are represented by a Tulsa tax attorney.
Don’t Make Your Tax Situation Harder Than it Has to Be
Owing the IRS money is stressful; make it your goal to solve your IRS problems as quickly and as painlessly as possible. For more tips on how to make that happen, please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, and please contact us at 800-721-7054 with any questions.