Very few — if any — persons set out to owe the IRS money on purpose. As the most powerful tax agency in the country, no one wants to go toe to toe with Uncle Sam’s treasury department. Even so, there are many instances where a person may end up owing taxes and need IRS revenue officer representation to move forward.
Maybe you didn’t realize your tax bill would be quite so high. You could have also lost the tax money you set aside in an unsuccessful investment. Unfortunately, the IRS cares very little about why you fail to pay and may only insist that you do.
What Happens When You Don’t Pay?
When you don’t pay your tax bill, the Automated Collection System starts to seek repayment. It begins with a series of letters that work their way up to an urgent request for payment. This urgent letter also includes a forewarning of the IRS’ intention to turn to levy action.
Ultimately, the IRS has several options at its disposal to reclaim its funds:
- Revoke your passport
- Garnish your wages
- File a notice of federal tax lien
- Take your assets
- File charges for tax evasion
Some debtors get assigned a revenue officer. Like an agent at a collections agency, this person may handle your case directly and is tasked with getting you to repay what you owe.
What Will a Revenue Officer Do?
Unlike most collections agents, revenue officers may do more than just call. They may also visit where you work or live. These agents generally identify themselves via a photo ID card colored white and blue.
It’s their job to track you down and ensure you pay back as much money as possible and as soon as possible. To do this, they may independently resort to all the actions outlined above to ensure you pay by choice or by force.
What To Do When Assigned a Revenue Officer
Many people fall into the trap of providing personal and financial information to this officer in hopes of playing to their sympathies. They may also want to paint an honest picture of their financial standing to show they truly cannot pay. However, what you see as an inability to pay may translate as tax evasion to the IRS.
Because of this, more people are seeking out IRS Officer Representation. To do this, you call on your right to representation via IRS Publication 1. This allows you to find a professional who will act on your behalf to guide you through the complexities that lie ahead.
If you have been assigned a revenue officer, then it’s important to act quickly. Seek revenue officer representation as soon as possible to protect yourself and your interests. Call Resolve Tax today at 1-800-721-3890.