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Taxpayers Have Rights

IRS Tax Tip 2018-144

IRS wants taxpayers to know they have rights when interacting with the agency.

Taxpayers interact with the IRS for many reasons. In all these interactions with the IRS, even if taxpayers are simply asking an IRS representative questions about taxes or responding to an IRS letter, taxpayers have fundamental rights. These are outlined in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Aside from making sure taxpayers are aware of these rights, the IRS educates its workforce about them. The IRS has an expectation that all employees will apply these rights to every encounter with taxpayers.

Here are the ten taxpayer rights with links to previous tax tips that outline each right along with details about when a taxpayer would take advantage of it.

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