Sometimes dealing with the IRS can be frustrating to say the least. We do however have to bear in mind the employees of the IRS are people just like you and me with all the flaws that go along with just being human. Again, like a lot of us we can bring our emotions to the job and there can also be various levels of skill and competency. If you have been trying to settle your tax debt with the IRS and don’t seem to be moving forward or perhaps feel you have been treating unfairly, there is help through the Taxpayer Advocate Service that is readily available to you.
Although they work with the IRS, it is an independent organization. This is a free service but not everyone will qualify. When contacting the service at 1-877-777-4778, you will need to give them certain information such as contact information and details of what you have been experiencing and steps you have taken since dealing directly with the IRS to try and resolve your tax debt owed. If they feel you qualify, you will then be assigned a case number and within approximately one week a case worker that will act as a mediator between the IRS and you.
Let’s not forget that there are thousands of other taxpayers that are having the same problems as you. The issues that affect a large group of taxpayers are related to the procedures and policies of the IRS, which usually can be resolved in a legislative nature. If you have experienced an audit, levy, lien or any other IRS issue, you can propose your own project by going to the Systemic Advocacy Management System page on IRS.gov: http://www.irs.gov/advocate/article/0,,id=117703,00.html.
Using the Taxpayer Advocate Service can be very helpful and give you the assistance to help resolve your tax liabilities. However, you must keep in mind that this is an independent organization inside the IRS. At this point you may want to consult with a tax professional that is totally independent of the IRS.