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What if an IRS Revenue Officer Leaves an IRS Card on my Door? | Florida

Updated: Feb 12


If an IRS Revenue Officer leaves their card at your door, you need to call the tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Relief immediately because you have a "real problem" and you will need to be protected.

Stay Silent - Get an IRS Attorney
Stay Silent - Get an IRS Attorney

Should you choose to engage the IRS on your own, you need to be polite and non-confrontational. The best strategy is to let the IRS Revenue Officer know that you have a Tax Attorney and that your representative will promptly call the IRS Revenue Officer back. Even if you do not have an IRS tax representation, you need to do this. Your next step is to immediately hire an experienced IRS Tax Attorney.

IRS Revenue Officers are the most experienced, sophisticated collection employees within the IRS and the yield enormous power. They work high dollar cases identified by the IRS to be of significance. The focus is given to business cases, employment tax liabilities (940/941 problems), repeat offenders and non-filers.

The Revenue Officers at the IRS always want to accomplish two (2) goals. Goal one is to collect money. Goal number two (2) is to close a file. This goal is even more important than goal number one. The IRS Revenue Officer will want want to apply as much pressure as they can so they get a "closed file."

Should you have non-filed tax returns, the Revenue Officer will insist on have every missing tax return filed before they stop a levy. Should you have a levy seizing money from your paycheck, it will be difficult for you to maneuver. That's one reason why it is infinitely better obtain a tax professional when you get the notices from the IRS. You want as many tax relief options as possible. A Revenue Officer will squeeze you financially which will limit your options.

IRS Revenue Officer are local, with their offices located near your home or business. Most Revenue Officers work from their home. Revenue Officers are “field agents,” meaning they are expected to get out of the office and get into the field. Revenue Officers will show up at your business unexpectedly and yes they have the gun, the badge, and the handcuffs. 

Should your case be assigned to an IRS Revenue Officer, you should expect a visit from an IRS Revenue Officer on a Friday and quite frequently before a holiday weekend. The IRS wants to raise your anxiety level. A visit from an IRS Revenue Officer should get your attention and will have your mind racing. The IRS wants to get you on your heels. If the visit from the IRS does not gain your immediate attention, then there is something wrong with you.

If you are not in your office or at home, the Revenue Officer will leave their business card/calling card at the door. You will be requested to contact them by a set date. If you fail to voluntarily comply, the Revenue Officer has the power to summons your attendance at an IRS office.  

If you ignore the IRS, you can expect the Revenue Officer to start enforcement procedures to take your bank accounts, wages, retirement accounts and/or receivables. Revenue Officers can also seize any equity you have in cars, autos and business equipment. Because you are here, we assume that you have had the unpleasant experience with an IRS appearance at your home or place of business. Not to beat a "dead horse," but you should contact an experienced IRS tax professional. If you do not have professional tax representation, you are going to be a distinct disadvantage.

The IRS has a joint task force of Revenue Agents and Tax Auditors from the IRS Examination Division, Revenue Officers from the Collection Division and Special Agents from the Criminal Division to locate non-filers and secure compliance with requirements. That is what you are up against. Do you really want to "go it alone?"



Tax Relief Programs that can resolve your problems with a Revenue Officer are:

1. Having your missing tax returns promptly filed. This can result in the failure to file penalties being eliminated which would drastically reduce your tax debt.

2. Entering into a Installment Agreement to pay off your tax bill over a period of time. Penalties and interest will continue to accrue. 3. Be placed into Currently not Collectible status. This will end IRS enforcement actions. Being in Currently not Collectible status (#IRShardship) will last approximately 18 to 24 months. The IRS can continue with this tax relief program or request new financials from you.

4. Settle you tax debt with a successful Offer in Compromise. The IRS will suspend all enforcement actions until the tax settlement request is approved or rejected. An Offer in Compromise will drastically reduce your tax debt. We have many articles regarding the Offer in Compromise process so please take a look. This article is written by the tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Relief. Our tax pros have been providing valuable IRS tax debt, from coast to coast, at a very affordable fee fpr more than a decade. Our teams are strategically located in Clearwater, Florida, and San Diego, California which allows our tax professionals to be available from 8 A.M. Eastern to 6 P.M. Pacific time. Our extended hours comes in mighty handy when stopping an IRS levy one day is of paramount importance.






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