Taxpayer Bill of Rights for 2015

By | January 27, 2015

Each taxpayer has a number of fundamental rights when dealing with the IRS. You should be informed of these rights when interacting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Other government agencies should be held to similar standard. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights or “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” takes many existing rights in the tax code and organized into ten categories in order to make them easier to find and understand.


What is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

  1. The Right to Be Informed.
    Taxpayers have the right to know and so obey the tax laws. They have the right to clear explanations about the laws and procedures of the IRS in all form, statement, publication, notice or correspondence. They have the right to be informed about decisions made ​​by the IRS relating to their accounts and receive clear explanations of the results.
  2. Right to Receive Quality Service.
    Taxpayers have the right to receive fast, friendly and professional help for any transaction with the IRS and talk to them so they can understand easily, receive communications from the IRS clear and easy to understand and to have the opportunity to speak to a supervisor if they have complaints of poor service.
  3. Only The Right Pay the Right Amount of Tax.
    Taxpayers have the right to pay only the amount of tax due under the law, including interest and penalties the IRS and apply all payments correctly.
  4. The Right Question the IRS position and be Heard.
    Taxpayers have the right to express opposition and provide additional documentation to respond to the actions or proposed actions of the IRS, and hope that the IRS considers the objection quickly and fair. They also have the right to receive a reply if the IRS does not agree with his argument.
  5. The Right to Appeal a decision IRS Self-Forum.
    Taxpayers have the right to a fair and impartial administrative appeal most decisions made ​​by the IRS, including several fines and have the right to receive an answer written on the decision Office of Appeals. Taxpayers generally have the right to present his case before a court of law.
  6. The law Reaching a resolution.
    Taxpayers have the right to be aware of the maximum amount of time you have to file an objection to a decision of the IRS as much as the maximum amount of time you have the IRS to audit a specific tax year or collect tax debt. Taxpayers have a right to know when the IRS has concluded an audit.
  7. The Right to Privacy.
    Taxpayers have the right to be on the lookout any questions, examination or action by the IRS will be implemented in accordance with the law and will not be invasive if not necessary and will respect all processes of judgment fair, including protections against searches and searches and provide, where applicable, a hearing on due process of collection.
  8. The Right to Privacy.
    Taxpayers have a right to expect that any information you provide to the IRS will be protected and not disclosed to unless authorized by the taxpayer or the law. Taxpayers have a right to be in the expectation that appropriate action against employees, tax preparers and any other person to use or disclose improperly action is taken, personal information from your taxes.
  9. Right to Hire a Representative.
    Taxpayers have the right to hire a representative who like to represent them in their dealings with the IRS. Taxpayers have the right to seek help from a clinic Taxpayer Relief limited income, if they can not afford the expenses.
  10. The Right to Have a Tax System that is Right and Proper.
    Taxpayers have the right to expect that the tax system considers all facts and circumstances that may be affecting the underlying debt, the ability to pay or the ability to provide information soon.Taxpayers have the right to receive help from the Taxpayer Advocate if you are going through tough economic times or if the IRS has not solved its proper or quickly through normal channels outstanding issues.


Understanding Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS intends to increase the number of Americans who know and understand their rights under the law. To increase awareness, the IRS is offering Publication 1 in several languages ​​on important publication is available in English , Chinese , Corean or, Russian , Vietnamese and Spanish . The IRS Publication include 1 each time you send notices to taxpayers in a variety of topics, including issues related to an audit or collection of taxes. All facilities IRS publicly exhibit the charter so that they are in sight of taxpayers and employees.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights for 2015

The IRS issued the Taxpayer Bill of Rights after having extensive discussions with the Taxpayer Advocate Service. TAS is an independent office within the IRS that serves to represent the interests of American taxpayers. For more information, please see What the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Means for You