The IRS is largest collection agency in the world and the agents who do the collecting for them are called Revenue Officers (RO). Revenue Officers have assigned accounts for just one reason, to collect back tax liabilities. The prime objective is the collection of all the taxes which are owed as soon as possible with the authority of the IRS.
In working with RO’s what are the taxpayers rights? RO’s can officially garnish wages, order levies on bank accounts, file Federal tax liens and even seize a taxpayers assets. Even with all this power, Revenue Officers have to comply with regulations created for the protection of taxpayers by the US Congress.
Generally speaking, RO’s are prohibited from taking a taxpayer’s income and assets, if it will result in an undue financial hardship to a taxpayer. They are also prohibited by taking certain assets which are exempt. Aside from all the power they can wield, RO’s must conduct themselves in a respectful, professional, and courteous manner. They must allow the taxpayer ample time to respond to any requests. It is simply human nature that not all RO’s observe the limitations and occasionally present themselves in an inappropriate manner; in certain cases acting without care to the financial implications of their possible actions against a taxpayer.
When retaining Five Star Tax Resolution, a Tax Corporation, taxpayers retains the caring service and experience of tax professionals who are used to dealing directly with RO’s. When our team of tax professionals is retained and has the Power of Attorney for the taxpayer, the RO must then deal directly with Five Star Tax Resolution and not directly with the taxpayer. Our mission, when it comes to dealing with a RO, is to figure out the very best way of resolving the taxpayer’s status; all done with the facts on hand, circumstances and laws that will prevent the IRS from taking any unnecessary collection action.