Taxpayer Rights


In the event you need to work with the IRS on a personal tax matter including, but not limited to, filing a return, paying taxes, responding to a letter, going through an audit or appealing an IRS decision, you can expect the following rights:

Taxpayer Rights

1. The Right to Be Informed

2. The Right to Quality Service

3. The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax

4. The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard

5. The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum

6. The Right to Finality

7. The Right to Privacy

8. The Right to Confidentiality

9. The Right to Retain Representation

10. The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System

Source: IRS Publication 1