The right to privacy is one of ten rights the Taxpayer Bill of Rights gives all taxpayers.
Some details about what taxpayers can expect in regards to the right to privacy:
- The IRS cannot seize certain personal items, such as books, clothing and undelivered mail.
- The IRS cannot seize a personal residence without first getting court approval. Must show there is no reasonable alternative for collecting the tax debt.
- In an audit, if the IRS finds no reasonable indication that a taxpayer has no unreported income, the agency will not seek intrusive and extraneous information about the taxpayer's lifestyle.
- A taxpayer can expect that the IRS's collection actions are no more intrusive than necessary. During a collection due process hearing, the Office of Appeals must balance that expectation with IRS's proposed collection action and the overall need for efficient tax collection.
Are you being audited by the IRS or have outstanding tax liability? Reliable Tax Attorney is a Maryland Tax Attorney representing clients nationwide before the IRS and various tax agencies. For more information on how our office can assist you with your tax problems, please call 443-345-8291.