Should you follow the instructions of an IRS Revenue Officer assigned to your case who says you do not need representation?
Unfortunately, this is a trap that so many taxpayers full into.
Revenue Officers are by definition “Collection Officers” for the IRS. Revenue Officers are assigned to accounts to collect back taxes. The Revenue Officer is working for the government’s best interest to collect the taxes that are owed as quickly as possible and to have the account paid in full. That being the case – who is protecting your interest?
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.
I have heard in many cases where taxpayers would say to me, I have no problem dealing with the Revenue Officer myself because he or she is so friendly and sweet to me and even seems to care about my situation. But then a month or so later the same taxpayer will come back to me in tears that the same Revenue Officer has levied their bank account or garnished their wages. That’s when they say I should have listened to you and let your firm deal directly with the IRS.
By retaining a tax lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. with locations in Los Angeles and other parts of California, 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.
Description: The Law Offices Of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. has helped many people avoid collection action by the IRS and State tax agencies. Working with a tax attorney in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California is the best bet for reducing or eliminating the amount you owe.