Your Right to Know.

The IRS also known as the Internal Revenue Service has the rights to collect taxes from your income, but did you know as a taxpayer you have rights also? In this part of the course you are going to learn about the IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights and how they protect you from the IRS.

As a taxpayer in the United States of America, you have the rights to know all tax laws and it's the taxpayer's responsibility to understand the IRS current tax laws. On the other hand It is the responsibility of the IRS to make sure the taxpayers can understands all of their laws in order for us to comply with the law.

The IRS introduced (TBOR) which is a Taxpayer Bill of Rights that was put into law and accepted by the IRS in 2014. TBOR is designed to help you as a taxpayers get a better understanding of your rights when it becomes necessary for you to deal with the IRS.

10 Fundamental Right

  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

Task One

The IRS posted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights on their website. Your first task will be to read and understand you right as a taxpayer. Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Task Two

For the second task in this lesson tell me who could you go to for help if you are having problems understanding the tax laws or resolving your IRS issues.

Confirm you completed the tasks in lesson one by clicking each task box, continue to lesson two How and When to Prepare for Tax Season.

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1. Read the IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
2. How would you resolve any tax issues with the IRS?

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Great training on a topic that no one WANTS to have to think about, but that is vital to the overall and sustained health of our businesses!


jtaienao Premium
Thank you for the training and the heads up.
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You are welcome, Thank you for taking the course.Were you able to get anything out of it? What would you share about the course?
jtaienao Premium
You touched basis on about everything that one needs to know. I actually never have read the bill of rights before but this time I did on your lesson. Thanks.
seconds2work Premium
I read it for the first time myself. The things we learn.
startouched Premium
The dreaded time for sure. I use an online service and seriously, it works well for us. We don't have a lot of tax stuff going on that I can't do myself. For sure if we had some serious medical issues or other items that would send us over the standard deduction I would certainly entertain getting help from a professional. Thanks for sharing this!
seconds2work Premium
I agree with you, Kathy. I subject people do their taxes themselves if someone is only having to use a simple form like The Form

1040EZ, here a link to it,

and here's are the Instruction to form


Most of the time, but not always anyone using the not so complicated forms is getting a refund that is less than the cost of using a professional service. In this case, I would recommend the taxpayer use all the free help available to them.

hat free help can really find miss deduction and credits that will give you back a bigger refund. I recommend even if you do your own taxes, give them a call and put more eye on finding anything you may have missed.

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