Revenue Officers - Delinquent Taxes - Tax Lawyers
Do you have a revenue officer breathing down your throat? Are you receiving calls or even visits at work or home from the IRS, trying to collect monies that are due to them? A revenue officer is the worst kind of collector you can have. These individuals are assigned to your case, and once they’ve got your number you won’t hear the end of it until your debt is settled.
If you’ve been contacted by an IRS revenue officer, contact us immediately to gain the legal representation you need to protect your assets and your well-being. Our experienced team has been working with individuals and businesses for over a decade to settle tax issues, negotiate down tax debt and provide peace of mind on financial problems that have spiraled out of control.
The IRS’ process
The IRS puts revenue officers in place to collect outstanding debts. But the case doesn’t start with them; it’s more of a last resort. Prior to be assigned to a revenue officer, the case is first handled by a revenue agent. This person typically focuses on one type of industry and keeps track of all tax codes for that industry. After a tax payment is missed, the revenue agent sends a report to the delinquent taxpayer. If, after repeat attempts, the taxpayer makes no effort to resolve the matter, the account is then assigned to a revenue officer for further collection. Most delinquent tax accounts are not assigned to a revenue officer; the accounts that are escalated to this level are seriously delinquent.
Once a revenue officer is assigned to a case, they try to work with the taxpayer to set up a payment plan. The revenue officer will examine all personal financial details regarding the party to try and determine the best course of action. In some cases, the revenue officer will order wage garnishment or an IRS tax lien into effect to collect monies due to the government. Once these actions have been mandated, taxpayers have a very small window of time to have their own legal representation intervene and prevent the actions from commencing.
After the initial plan of collection has been determined, the revenue officer can and will follow-up if a payment is missed, an extension needs to be filed, or there are further administrative or judicial actions that need to take place.
If an agent of the IRS or state has contacted you via letter, notice, phone call or in person, it’s important to act quickly and attain the proper legal representation so that assets are protected.
An experienced team of IRS tax lawyers can help effectively protect your interests and ensure that you do not fall victim to additional fees, fines, penalties, or serious black marks on your credit.
It is imperative that you seek professional representation from IRS tax attorneys who can work swiftly and take the necessary action to help you get your financial affairs back in order and get your life back. We have the best IRS lawyers on staff. In fact, our partner is a former IRS attorney who worked as a representative of the government for over 8 years. Now he’s here fighting for the rights of clients in the private sector and helping them safeguard their assets.
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Wondering how to deal with a revenue officer? The experts at Avvo have written a guide for dealing with IRS Revenue Officers. The IRS.gov site might be a good place to start if you have a specific question. You can also turn to Google for more help.