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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

IRS Adopts Taxpayer Bill of Rights

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The IRS today announced (IR-2014-72) the adoption of a Taxpayer Bill of Rights in updated Publication 1:

  1. The Right to Be Informed
  2. The Right to Quality Service
  3. The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax
  4. The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard
  5. The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum
  6. The Right to Finality
  7. The Right to Privacy
  8. The Right to Confidentiality
  9. The Right to Retain Representation
  10. The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System  

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Taxpayer Advocate Service, Taxpayer Bill of Rights:

Since assuming her position in 2001, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson has emphasized the protection of taxpayer rights in tax administration. In her 2007 Annual Report to Congress, and in later reports, she proposed a new Taxpayer Bill of Rights. On June 10, 2014, the IRS formally adopted the Advocate’s proposal, to renew the focus on protecting the rights of taxpayers in all of their dealings with the IRS.  

This document groups the dozens of existing rights in the Internal Revenue Code into ten fundamental rights, and makes these rights clear, understandable, and accessible for taxpayers and IRS employees alike.

Taxpayer Advocate Service, What the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Means for You

Update:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/06/irs-adopts-.html

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Comments

Shouldn't taxpayers have always expected those rights? I suspect the list is more for IRS employees than for taxpayers, as if IRS employees, who are not personally accountable for breaking the rules, really cared about taxpayer rights.

Posted by: Woody | Jun 11, 2014 10:37:07 AM