Most people know that breaking tax rules, even accidentally, can bring serious consequences like an audit. It may seem like a one-way street, but the IRS has to follow rules, too. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which the IRS adopted in 2014, summarizes taxpayer rights scattered throughout the tax code, making it easier to understand what the IRS can and can’t do.
The 10 elements of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights
It may be helpful to refer to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights when navigating disputes with the IRS. But they are not necessarily a tool for things like resolving problems with a specific employee, for example.
Other options for taxpayers include filing a complaint with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is an IRS watchdog, or turning to the courts.
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