If you’re facing tax debt, best way to initiate with the rescue mission from IRS audits, liens and other severe results is to know your tax rights. Suppose, you are in the middle of the audit and auditor is asking you question and you are answering them but you are not supposed to answer every question asked by him/her. Even you have some rights make use of them and you can save yourself by not answering question that can put you into trouble. Therefore, before preparing yourself for the audit, you should get to know your tax rights so that nothing unfair can happen to you.
First tax right that you are entitled to is that IRS employee who has come to audit your tax filing need to explain you the tax rights. While going through the procedure of the audit, the IRS employee needs to comply with these tax rights as well. If auditor is not following the rules and not considering your tax rights and compelling you to answer the question that you should not; you can always get in touch with the manager of the auditor and ask for another auditor. This is your second right as taxpayer.
Your privacy and confidentiality is the top most priority of IRS. They have your complete information personal as well as financial however; they are not authorized to disclose this to anyone else. But there are few that need to be disclosed and you must get information about them. You can always ask the reason for asking any particular question from you by the IRS agent and information such as how they are going to use it and what would be the consequences if you don’t answer that question. If you do not want to face any kind of problem you should be prepared with all the supporting documents to prove that filing was genuine and tax debt relief and tax credits you availed you were actually entitled to them.
Another right of taxpayers is that they should not overpay the taxes. You just need to pay the exact amount nothing more or nothing less. In case, your payable tax amount is out of your reach, you can always check with the IRS, if you can pay in installments. The best way to convert your taxable amount into installments is to hire a tax attorney which is your tax right. You can have a tax professional for your every tax issue; right from preparing your taxes to representing you in front of the IRS in an audit or in the court. If you want to record all the proceeding of audit or your court case, you just need to write about this about ten days prior to your meeting with the IRS. In case, if you do not agree with ant particular collection action, you have a right to appeal against the collection procedure and ask court or IRS appeals office to review your case.