Across the United States, there are certain fundamental rights each and every taxpayer should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. It is rudimentary for people to have clarity regarding the overall taxation system in Colorado.
The Right to Be Informed: Firstly, it can be seen that all taxpayers have a basic right to know what they actually need to do to comply with the tax laws. In this regard, they are essentially entitled to clarify their explanations of the laws and IRS procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence. Similarly, they also have the right to be informed of IRS decisions about their tax accounts.
The Right to Quality Service: Quality service delivery, that can ensure timely tax payments are also an integral part. As a matter of fact, taxpayers have the right to receive prompt, courteous, and professional assistance in their dealings with the IRS. This also includes clear cut communication channels to be established, which can ensure that the information that is conveyed to them is easily comprehendible, and free from all confusions.
The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax: The actual payment subdued in the amount of tax is often confusing to a lot of people. However, it should be noted that taxpayers have the right to pay only the amount of tax legally due, including interest and penalties, and to have the IRS apply all tax payments properly.
The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard: In the case where an individual or a corporation has confusions regarding the mechanism behind tax collection, it can be seen that they have the right to raise objections and provide additional documentation in response to formal IRS actions or proposed actions. In the same manner, they also have a right to expect that the IRS will consider their timely objections and documentation promptly and fairly, and to receive a subjective response in the case where IRS does not agree with their position.
The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum: In addition to having the right to challenge, taxpayers are also entitled to a fair and impartial administrative appeal of most IRS decisions, including most penalties, and have the right to receive a written response regarding the Office of Appeals’ decision. Simplifying this right, taxpayers have been subdued the right to take their cases to court.
The Right to Privacy: It is also important to realize that taxpayers have the right to expect that any IRS inquiry, examination, or enforcement action will comply with the law and be no more intrusive than necessary. In the same manner, they are also supposed to respect all due process rights, which includes search and seizure protections.
The Right to Retain Representation: In the case where taxpayers make a claim, or a challenge against a corporation, it is imperative that they are given the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS.