If you are like countless other Americans, you may not realize that you have a legal right to appeal a decision of or tax assessment by the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, the ability to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum is one of the fundamental provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a collection of 10 privileges afforded taxpayers, including the rights to:
The entire country is aware that this year's filing deadline for federal tax returns is almost upon us: April 18, 2017. For a variety of reasons, sometimes a taxpayer may either not want to file by the deadline or not be able to do so. Anyone with concern about filing or paying by the deadline should learn about the right to apply for an extension.