When all of your efforts at resolution with the IRS have failed, and your frustrations have reached a boiling point, intervention from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate can help.
The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service is just that – an independent operation inside the IRS charged with solving taxpayer problems and advocating on their behalf to the IRS.
When your IRS situation is dire, when everything else has failed, when the IRS is not responding or listening, or are not following their own guidelines or legal procedures – that is the time to bring in the IRS Taxpayer Advocate.
In other words, the Taxpayer Advocate is your friend at the IRS, an ally on the inside.
If you can prove to the IRS that any of the following situations are impacting you, we can request that the IRS Taxpayer Advocate open a case and intervene to help get you relief:
1. The problem you are experiencing with the IRS is about to put you in financial distress. This could include the likelihood that the IRS’s failures are about to result in a levy on your paycheck or bank account and you will not be able to pay your rent. Or maybe you have received an IRS letter stating that you owe them money when you do not. But no one at the IRS is listening to your protestations.
2. The IRS has put you under an immediate threat of adverse action. For example, an IRS Revenue Officer may have made a demand for financial records and not given you enough time to complete the request, and is getting ready to levy your paycheck as a result. You simply need a little more time, and need the IRS Taxpayer Advocate to help slow the Revenue Officer down so you can comply.