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What is an IRS Revenue Officer

Friday, October 21, 2011
An IRS agent who comes to your house to audit your taxes or you owe a great amount of taxes is an IRS Revenue Officer. An IRS Revenue Officer will show up unannounced at your home or business where he or she owes the IRS 941 or 940 taxes. If the IRS Revenue Officer comes to your business, you will need to take a satisfaction survey for taxpayers. The only reason why these people come to see you is that they want your money. They are there to collect and resolve the amount you owe the government. Regardless of what they call themselves, an IRS Revenue Officer, an IRS Revenue Agent, or an IRS Agent, they are all there to collect your money. If this happens, you need to talk to a tax attorney immediately. You want to make sure you have protection, and that you know your tax rights. The IRS Revenue Officer is not going to make the visit easy on you, since you owe them thousands of dollars in back taxes; and you have neglected to answer their letters and/or phone calls. The first thing you need to do whether you have an IRS Revenue Officer after your business or your personal taxes, you need to call a tax attorney to represent you. The tax attorney knows all the laws and rules when an IRS Revenue Officer comes knocking on your door for money. Most people already have a tax attorney on retainer if they owe more than $25,000 in back taxes. This should not be a surprise to you if an IRS Revenue Officer comes knocking on your door. Many times the IRS Revenue Officer does not come alone, and they bring their own legal representatives to help them collect money. If you have an IRS Revenue Officer at your door, not an IRS Revenue Agent, the officer is an IRS collector. An IRS Revenue Agent is not only a tax collector, but they also know all the tax codes, rules, regulations, and you need to have a tax attorney represent you. The IRS Revenue Agent is more threatening than an IRS Revenue Officer, but you should treat both IRS Agents the same. The sole intent of the Revenue Officer’s visit besides collecting money is to ask questions and investigate the taxpayer’s assets. They will write a list of the assets that are easy to turn into cash to pay your tax liabilities. Some assets include bank accounts, retirement funds, properties, businesses, inventory, collectibles, antiques, and more. The Revenue Officer often starts levies, liens, seizures of assets, and garnishments. If you have a Revenue Officer investigating your assets, you need to hire legal representation. If you have an IRS letter or a Summons from a Revenue Officer, you need to contact a tax attorney to assist you. You should not get the two IRS agents’ confused, even though they are both seeking to collect money you owe to the government. The IRS Revenue Agent on your doorstep means you have serious tax issues. The Revenue Officer comes on less serious cases. An IRS Revenue Agent also means that your tax issue is complex. The best thing to do if you owe the IRS many back taxes is to consult with a tax attorney to see what your options are. If you cannot afford an attorney, you can contact the IRS for general questions about your issue. Do not disclose any of your assets. This includes bank information, properties, or employment. IRS Resources – Business Taxes Do you not know where to turn for information about business taxes? Look for the guide on IRS employment taxes that answer your questions. The IRS eFile system is a program where you can file your business taxes easier. Go to Google to search local and state laws on business taxes in your city. Go to the Beverly Hills Bar Association.