Do you need to talk to an IRS Agent?
Trying to get a live body at the IRS to speak with on the phone is a major challenge. The IRS’s basic customer service is horrible. You will frequently get disconnected before even speaking to a person. Getting an actual revenue officer or agent on the phone is even more of a challenge. Your options are:
- Sit on the phone with the IRS and hope to get someone who is helpful and friendly and doesn’t collect self-incriminating information
- Hire a tax professional, who use a more direct number available to tax professionals, and will ensure that no incriminating information is given to the IRS
Do you really want to talk to an IRS Agent?
You may not actually want to talk to an IRS agent. Hear us out. Before talking to the IRS, you need to carefully think through what you are going to tell them and give them. Above all, you must always be honest when giving information or signing forms. That being said, you also do not want to give them too much of your financial information up front, especially before you have a plan. Because of this, it’s often better to wait and get back to the IRS with answers and documents, after you’ve had time to have a professional look over your situation.
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I got visited by an IRS Agent
If you received a visit, or were called by an IRS revenue agent, it’s probably time to consult a tax professional. Revenue Agent’s sole job is to collect money. Your money. As much and as fast as possible. Here is the official job description from IRS.gov.
- Conduct face-to-face interviews with taxpayers (and/or their representatives) at the taxpayer’s place of business or residence or, on rare occasions, at the Revenue Officer’s office. These interviews may be scheduled or unscheduled (cold calls), depending upon the case. This is done as part of the investigative process of collecting delinquent taxes and securing delinquent tax returns.
- Obtain and analyze financial information to determine the taxpayer’s ability to pay the tax bill.
- Collect monies from individuals and businesses for taxes due. Taxpayers are normally individuals and businesses.
- Garnish bank accounts and wages as well as seize real and personal property to satisfy delinquent taxes. Real estate seizures do not involve taking immediate physical possession or evicting occupants from the property.
- Directive No. 4 – FirearmsThe nature of CI’s work requires the necessity and ability of special agents to respond in a safe and timely manner 24 hours a day. When off-duty, special agents are authorized, but not required, to carry their IRS-issued handgun. Special agents are not expected to be armed at all times; however, special agents must have access to their handgun and related enforcement equipment when called upon to perform official duties, including enforcement actions. For handgun purposes, access generally includes the agent being able to readily access their assigned handgun while on duty, and being able to access their assigned handgun within a reasonable time frame while off duty. For enforcement equipment purposes, access generally includes in CI office space or in a government vehicle within a reasonable proximity.
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