Don't go it alone! The IRS collections process

March 2008
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US Washington national tax services: Don't go it alone! The IRS collections process

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PwC article outlining the IRS collections process. The article examines the various steps of the IRS collection process and provides guidance for taxpayers and their advisors.

Taxpayers periodically request assistance with IRS collection matters. IRS collection contacts can appear intimidating, and taxpayers often reach out to their advisors for immediate assistance.

Typically, PwC's assistance is requested after a taxpayer receives a notice and has not succeeded in resolving the issue using internal resources.

Occasionally, the taxpayer is called or visited by the IRS regarding a collection situation involving a tax delinquency or a delinquent filing situation. Taxpayers do not face this type of IRS interaction frequently. However, when collection situations occur, it is important for taxpayers and their advisors to understand the IRS process and react as soon as possible.

The article examines the various steps of the IRS collection process and provides guidance for taxpayers and their advisors