Tampa, FL: Taxpayers Have Right To Representation If Working With IRS

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Suncoast Tax Solutions

I represent taxpayers in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota as well as throughout the state of Florida who have federal and state tax issues.

Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. Explore your rights and our obligations to protect them.

 

The IRS grouped all of the rights taxpayers have under the law into the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Included in the list is the right to retain representation.

Here’s what the right to retain representation means to taxpayers:

  • Taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS.
  • Taxpayers who are heading to an interview with the IRS may select someone to represent them.
  • Taxpayers who retain representation don’t have to attend with their representative, unless the IRS formally summons them to appear.
  • In most situations, the IRS must suspend an interview if the taxpayer requests to consult with a representative, such as an attorney, certified public accountant or enrolled agent.
  • Any attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled actuary or other person permitted to represent a taxpayer before the IRS, who’s not disbarred or suspended from practice before the IRS, may submit a written power of attorney to represent a taxpayer before the IRS.
  • Taxpayers have the right to seek assistance from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic if they can’t afford representation. They can find a LITC near them by visiting the Low Income Taxpayer Clinics page on IRS.gov or by calling the IRS toll-free at 800-829-3676.

If you or someone you know has a federal or state tax issue and you are not sure what to do, call me at 813-463-8348 or by email me at johnwood@suncoasttaxsolutions.com.

 

 John S. Wood, CPA

 

Suncoast Tax Solutions, LLC

1990 Main St., Suite 750

 

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Phone: 813-463-8348

 

www.suncoasttaxsolutions.com

Comments (2)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, excellent post with valuable information for taxpayers needing your service.

Nov 11, 2020 07:17 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Mar 19, 2021 06:36 AM

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