You received a notice from the IRS and you need to contact them, right away, but you are concerned that the IRS will try and “bully” you into accepting their findings. Did you know that you as a taxpayer have fundamental rights under the law. These rights are called the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”, and they are divided into 10 categories. These rights help taxpayers when they interact with the IRS.
Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, highlights a list of taxpayer rights and the IRS’s obligations to protect them. Here is a wrap-up of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights: