See What the IRS Sees
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to the IRS. If you have any kind of tax issue, you want to see what the IRS sees and know what they know. So, it’s wise to obtain your “master tax file,” also known as the IRS account transcript. To request your IRS transcript, write to:
IRS FOIA Request
P.O. Box 621506
Atlanta, GA 30362-3006
Expect to receive your transcript in 30 to 60 days. When the transcript arrives, you may see portions blacked out—this information usually is not important.
The transcript reveals a lot more than how much you owe the IRS. You can also see the original tax due as well as penalties and interest. It tells whether the IRS can file a lien, levy, or property seizure. You can calculate the time left to collect, also known as the statute of limitations. The transcript reveals when you filed your returns, and if you failed to file a tax return when due, you can see whether the IRS filed a return for you. You or your attorney can determine eligibility for tax elimination through bankruptcy and other tax relief methods. All of this and more are found in the IRS master tax file.
By the way, the IRS Disclosure Office, which is the central repository of taxpayers’ transcripts and other data, is separate from enforcement and collection divisions. A request for a master tax file usually won’t sound the IRS alarm bells.
Clients Get Their Transcripts From Us Free
When a client hires us, we don’t require any money to get started. We file our appearance with the IRS so the client does not have to talk with the government, and we obtain our client’s tax transcripts - free.
As a rule of thumb, we request transcripts going back 10 years. We get a master tax transcript for all of our clients—free of charge—usually in a matter of a few days.
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