Taxpayer Bill of Rights outlines protections for all taxpayers

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IRS Tax Tip 2019-135, September 30, 2019

All taxpayers have rights when they interact with the IRS. These ten rights are theTaxpayer Bill of Rights, and they cover a wide range of topics and issues that directly affect taxpayers.

These rights explain what taxpayers can expect in the event they need to work with the IRS on a personal tax matter. This includes when a taxpayer is:

  • Filing a return
  • Paying taxes
  • Responding to a letter
  • Going through an audit
  • Appealing an IRS decision

The IRS issued a series of tax tips, each exploring one of the 10 rights in depth. Here are the 10 rights outlined in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights with links to the tax tips in this series:

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