It isn’t always easy to think clearly in a stressful situation. If you owe money or are accused of owing money to the IRS, then it can be difficult to know what to say or what to do when dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer. However, our experienced Tulsa tax attorneys can help you if you remember just three things.
3 Important Things to Remember When Dealing With an IRS Revenue Officer
Whether you contact the IRS Revenue Officer to discuss a recent notice that you received, or whether the IRS Revenue Officer contacts you about outstanding taxes, it is important to remember to:
- Watch what you say. You don’t want to reveal too much and provide the IRS with more information than necessary.
- Watch how you say it. It can be tempting to lash out, to yell, or to be angry at the person who is telling you about your tax problems. However, anger will not make the situation better—and could make it worse. It is important to be polite, even when you don’t agree with the IRS Revenue Officer. It is also very important to remember that polite doesn’t mean that you agree with what you are being told.
- Refer the revenue officer to your Tulsa tax lawyer. You can remove the stress of deciding what to say and how to say it by telling the revenue officer that you are represented by counsel, referring the officer to your attorney.
Call a Tulsa Tax Attorney to Learn More
For more information on dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer, or other IRS agent, please contact a Tulsa Oklahoma tax lawyer today at 800-721-7054, and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems.