An IRS Revenue Officer showed up at my business, what should I do?

You should immediately contact an experienced tax lawyer that can handle the matter. Remember, IRS Revenue Officers are the most experienced and skilled collection employees working for the IRS. They work substantial tax liability cases.  Revenue Officers target business owners, businesses, employment tax liability offenders, repeat offenders and non-filers. They operate from a local IRS office within driving distance to your home or business.  

If your case has been assigned to an IRS Revenue Officer, you can expect an unannounced visit to your home or business, and it’s not unusual for them to show up on a Friday or before a holiday. If you are not present, they will leave a card requesting that you contact them by a deadline. If you do not respond, you can be summoned to appear before the IRS, and they may simultaneously seize your wages, bank accounts, retirement accounts, receivables and other property.

While cooperation is highly advisable, you don’t have to sit back and let them do what they want, when they want. Here are some tips to remember when dealing with a Revenue Officer:

  • You do not have to let the IRS revenue officer into your home or business. Don’t be intimidated, and call a tough tax lawyer who will protect your legal rights.
  • You do not have to speak with a Revenue Officer. You can have your tax lawyer do the speaking for you – he or she will know what to say, and what not to say.
  • You do not have to sign any document they put in front of you. Seek a tax professional before signing any document, or agreeing to any terms.
  • You do not have to accept their initial offer. The IRS is not looking after your best interests. Their first offer is quite often not their best offer.

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