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As a truck driver, do you know your rights before the IRS?

As a truck driver, do you know your rights before the IRS?

Truck drivers like all taxpayers have a set of fundamental rights that they must take into account when dealing with the IRS. It is recommended that you explore your rights and your obligations to protect yourself from the IRS. These rights and obligations will be presented below:

1- The right to be informed
Truckers are entitled to receive clear explanations of IRS laws and procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence. They have the right to be informed of IRS decisions about their tax accounts and to receive clear explanations of the results.

2- The right to quality service
The right to receive prompt, courteous, and professional assistance in their dealings with the IRS, to be addressed in a manner they can easily understand, to receive clear and easily understandable communications from the IRS, and to speak with a supervisor about improper service.

3- The right to pay the correct amount of taxes.
Right to pay only the amount of taxes legally due, including interest and penalties.

4- The right to question the position of the IRS and be heard
Right to file objections and provide additional documentation in response to formal IRS actions or proposed actions, expecting the IRS to consider your objections.

5- The right to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum
Right to a fair and impartial administrative appeal of most IRS decisions, including many penalties, and have the right to receive a written response regarding the Office of Appeals decision.

6- The right to purpose
Taxpayers have a right to know the maximum amount of time they have to challenge the IRS position, as well as the maximum amount of time the IRS has to audit a particular tax year or collect a tax debt.

7- The right to privacy
The right to expect that any IRS investigation, examination, or enforcement action will comply with the law and be no more intrusive than necessary, and will respect all due process rights.

8- The right to confidentiality
Right to expect that any information they provide to the IRS will not be disclosed unless authorized by the taxpayer or the law.

9- The right to retain representation
Truck drivers has the right to hire an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS. Taxpayers have the right to seek assistance at a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic if they cannot afford representation.

10- The right to a fair tax system
The right to receive assistance from the Taxpayer Advocate Service if they are experiencing financial difficulties or if the IRS has not resolved their problems.

As a truck driver you always have to be informed how your taxes are done, always consult your tax preparer with any questions you may have.

Taxes at the Wheel


Edic.: 175
Autor: Gustavo Nuñez
Date: 2/2022