You can also call the Taxpayer Advocate Service toll-free at 1-877-777-4778, or fill out Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance, PDF and fax or mail it to the address above. Need help but don’t have a local Taxpayer Advocate Service office near you? We have a new option!
Does a tax advocate really help?
If you have an income tax issue that you haven’t been able to resolve on your own through regular IRS channels, the TAS may be able to help you. It can work on your behalf if you have a lingering problem that is causing you financial difficulty or if you’re facing the threat of immediate adverse action by the IRS.
How fast can a tax advocate Get me my refund?
If you want them to release your refund you MUST contact an advocate ASAP, they will tell you exactly what is needed and you fax it to them, IRS has exactly 1 week to accept/reject; if all is good; they will re sequence you back into queue and you will have your refund within 1-2 weeks.
Can I email a tax advocate?
If you’d like someone to make a brief presentation about tax related issues, email us at [email protected].
What is considered a hardship for a tax advocate?
For this purpose, a “significant hardship” includes: (1) an immediate threat of adverse action; (2) a delay of more than 30 days in resolving taxpayer account problems; (3) the taxpayer incurring significant cost (including fees for professional representation) if relief is not granted; or (4) irreparable injury to, or
How long does it take for a tax advocate to contact you?
Expect a telephone call from the taxpayer advocate within one to two days to let you know if your problem will be handled and the name of the person working on it. Nationwide, the IRS claims that it helps about half of all taxpayers who apply for Taxpayer Assistance Orders.
How do I speak to a live irs agent?
How to speak directly to an IRS agent
- Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 during their support hours.
- Select your language, pressing 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.
- Press 2 for questions about your personal income taxes.
- Press 1 for questions about a form already filed or a payment.
- Press 3 for all other questions.
Why would the IRS hold my refund?
There are many reasons why the IRS may be holding your refund. You have unfiled or missing tax returns for prior tax years. The check was held or returned due to a problem with the name or address. Your refund was applied to a debt you owe to the IRS or another federal or state agency.
Who can help with irs issues?
You can call your advocate, whose number is in your local directory, in Pub. 1546, Taxpayer Advocate Service — Your Voice at the IRS, and on our website at irs.gov/advocate. You can also call us toll-free at 877-777-4778.
Why is my refund taking so long?
Here’s a list of reasons your income tax refund might be delayed: Your tax return has errors. You filed for the earned income tax credit or additional child tax credit. Your return needs further review.
Can my congressman help me with the IRS?
Here is how it works. Instead of going directly to your local TAC with a tax issue, you are now required to call a special toll free number (1-844-545-5640) to reach an IRS representative. They are trained to either help you resolve your issue or can schedule an appointment for you to get the help you need.
What are some examples of hardships?
The most common examples of hardship include:
- Illness or injury.
- Change of employment status.
- Loss of income.
- Natural disasters.
- Military deployment.
Do tax advocates work for the IRS?
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS and is your voice at the IRS. TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business.
Can you go to jail for back taxes?
In fact, the IRS cannot send you to jail, or file criminal charges against you, for failing to pay your taxes. This is not a criminal act and will never put you in jail. Instead, it is a notice that you must pay back your unpaid taxes and amend your return.