Did you know that there is an independent organization within the IRS called the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)? The TAS helps taxpayers who are going through economic difficulties such as a lack of adequate food, housing or transportation. This organization also works with individuals who are trying to resolve a problem with the IRS or who feel that the IRS system is not working properly.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service claims that it is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS, and its services are free and tailored to meet the needs of taxpayers. Taxpayers may be eligible for TAS help if they have tried to resolve their tax issues through regular IRS channels but have gotten nowhere or they feel that IRS procedures are not working properly. They also help taxpayers whose problems are costing a great deal of money and difficulty, and that help may also include the cost of professional representation.
Individuals as well as businesses may receive help from the TAS.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service has offices in every state. Taxpayers can call 1-877-777-4778 for more information and to see if you qualify.