The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm.
They also help those, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should work.
Each state and campus have at least one local Taxpayer Advocate, who is independent of the local IRS office and reports directly to the National Taxpayer Advocate.
The goals of the Taxpayer Advocate Service are to protect individual and business taxpayer rights and to reduce taxpayer burden.
The Taxpayer Advocate independently represents your interests and concerns within the IRS.
This is accomplished in these ways:
Ensuring that taxpayer problems, which have not been resolved through normal channels, are promptly and fairly handled
Identifying issues that increase burden or create problems for taxpayers: Bringing those issues to the attention of IRS management and making legislative proposals where necessary.
The IRS Taxpayer Advocate program will assign you an advocate who will listen to your point of view, and will work with you to address your concerns.
You can expect the advocate to provide you with an impartial and independent look at your problem.
The name and phone number of the individual assigned to your case.
Also, they should provide updates on progress, time frames for action as well as speedy resolution; and courteous service.
Call the Taxpayer Advocate Service Case Intake Line to see if you are eligible: 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TTD: 1-800-829-4059.
Follow this link to find the office nearest you: Advocates by state
There is a lot more information and a lot of details available to you at the site link below.
As always, check the facts as with all government info it is subject to change.
For more information go here www.IRS.Gov/advocate.
A lot of people break out in a nervous sweat and get the shakes when it comes time to file their taxes.
The first time that I tried to file by myself left me with a feeling of confusion because I did not bother to read any information about how to go about it in a fair way, a way that didn't leave me broke and living in a cardboard box in the alley.
I just had at it without reading anything and it was overwhelming. I assure you that after all these years I won't get into a difficult situation like that without any proper info and good forms to file.
Some folks just file as fast as they can to get it over with. They loose out on a bunch of legitimate deductions and allocations that could have saved them a ton of money at tax time.
I would rather be getting a nice tax refund than pay the IRS a lot of money. Pay attention to the details.