Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Citizens have the right to know what they should do to obey the tax laws. They've the right to be informed of IRS decisions about their tax accounts and to receive clear explanations of the outcomes.

Citizens have the right to get prompt, courteous, and professional assistance in their dealings with the IRS, to be spoken to in a way they are easily able to understand, to receive clear and simply comprehensible communications from the Internal Revenue Service, and to talk to a supervisor about substandard service. You may visit to know more about taxpayer rights.

Citizens possess the right to expect that any IRS inquiry, evaluation, or enforcement action will obey the law and are no more intrusive than necessary, and certainly will respect all due process rights, including search and seizure protections and will provide, where appropriate, a collection due process hearing.

Citizens possess the right to expect the tax system to consider facts and circumstances that might change their inherent indebtedness, ability to pay, or ability to provide advice timely. Taxpayers possess the right to get support from the Taxpayer Advocate Service if they may be experiencing financial difficulty or in the event the IRS has not solved their tax issues correctly and timely through its ordinary routes.


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