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Tuesday
Jun242014

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Taxpayer Bill of Rights from Sequence Media on Vimeo.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights from Sequence Media on Vimeo.


The IRS has recently adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Tax attorney Rob Wood comments on his article in Forbes, “IRS Announces A Taxpayer Bill Of Rights.”

 

Wood does not believe that the bill of rights makes anything about the tax law simpler for taxpayers or that it clears up any confusion. And the rights are not new. “It’s the IRS saying . . . you’ve always had these rights. We’re just trying to make sure everyone knows about them.”

Some taxpayers may not realize that they have recourse and that IRS decisions aren’t always final. Some taxpayers feel very disenfranchised. Wood opines that there is a lot of frustration among taxpayers Wood feels that National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson is doing a good job in a difficult situation.

But in any case, taxpayers need to understand their rights and need to act expeditiously to protect their interests. It would seem prudent for a taxpayer with a complicated problem to seek professional assistance from a tax expert.

For more information on the subject, please refer to Mr. Wood’s article in Forbes. Robert Wood is a tax attorney with Wood, LLP in San Francisco, California and spoke with The Tax Law Channel, an affiliate of The Legal Broadcast Network.  The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

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