Q: Can an IRS agent show up at my house unannounced?
A: The IRS can show up unannounced at your home or place of work when a tax debt is owed them. The collection officer's sole intent is to collect tax monies owed the government. IRS revenue officers carry a badge. If you are without a plan or proper defense, the visiting officer may demand full payment of your overdue tax on that very visit. Often times the visiting officer may be more knowledgeable of your rights as a taxpayer, and take advantage of you by not extending you your rights. The best way to deal with an officer of the government is to hire a tax attorney to defend your rights,help keep future visits from the IRS at bay, and develop and implement a real plan to settle your debt to keep them away for good.