Revenue Officer Assistance

Revenue Officers are, by definition, “Collection Officers” for the IRS. Revenue Officers are assigned to accounts to collect back taxes. Their objective is to collect the taxes that are owed as quickly as possible and to have the account paid in full.

When taxpayers work with Revenue Officers, it is very important that they understand their rights.An IRS tax lawyer can help them understand their rights and get the help they need to overcome the issue. Revenue Officers have the authority to initiate IRS wage garnishment. A Revenue Officer can also enact an IRS levy of bank accounts, file federal tax liens, and even seize assets. Although Revenue Officers hold such a position of power, they must comply with statues and regulations set forth by Congress.

In general terms, the IRS is prohibited from taking a taxpayer’s income and assets, if such taking will result in an undue hardship to the taxpayer. The IRS is also barred from taking certain specified exempt assets. Additionally, Revenue Officers must conduct themselves in a professional manner and must provide taxpayers with reasonable time frames to respond to their requests. Unfortunately, not all Revenue Officers respect these limitations and sometimes conduct themselves in a discourteous manner and act without regard to the financial impact of their actions against taxpayers.This is why it is important to contact a tax attorney in San Francisco or a city near you.

By retaining a tax lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C., a taxpayer gains the service and expertise of tax professionals who deal directly with Revenue Officers. Once our law firm is retained and is on record as the Power of Attorney, the assigned Revenue Officer must deal directly with our office, instead of with the taxpayer. Our objective, when dealing with a Revenue Officer, is to identify the appropriate means of resolving the taxpayer’s account given all facts, circumstances and law and to prevent the IRS from taking any inappropriate collection activity.

For prompt evaluation of your case, we encourage you to contact us using our toll-free number at 866.494.6829 or send us an email.

IRS 2017 Tax Deductions

IRS Announces 2017 Inflation Adjusted Tax Benefits

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It is hard to believe that we are just two months away from the year of 2016 and as always towards the end of each calendar year the IRS announces next year’s annual inflation adjustments. You can check for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes for tax year 2017 in Revenue Procedure 2016-55. The tax year 2017 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2018.