Owing back taxes can feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle, but it doesn’t have to. With Kansas City Tax Mediation, we help those with Missouri and Kansas tax problems who are looking for tax relief and mediation. While in 1998 the IRS Restructuring & Reform Bill was able to begin forcing the IRS to more fully communicate with the public and grant taxpayers “due process” rights, there are still things you need to know about when you owe money to them.
1. Do not ignore notices from the IRS. If you think you can make the problem go away by ignoring it, you’re mistaken. It will only make your problems get much worse.
2. If you have an IRS interview, they must explain your rights to you. Know that you have a right to be represented and that you have a right to be treated in a professional and courteous manner. If you don’t like the way you’re being treated, you’re able to stop the interview and ask for your representation or supervisor.
3. Before you go to the IRS, spend at least an hour with Kansas City Tax Mediation. We will help you prepare for your collection interview, tell you how to conduct yourself, and make you aware of when the IRS revenue officer is going to attempt to take advantage of you.
4. Never meet with the IRS alone. These interviews for collection are no picnic and you’ll end up with better results if you go with representation. Call Kansas City Tax Mediation before you take any action when you owe back taxes to the IRS.