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Yearly I publish and remind all taxpayers that you have a bill of rights in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. In fact there is current legistlation passed in Congress and on its way to the Senate that even makes it harder for for the IRS to be abusive in going after taxpayers. But you have rights when dealing with the IRS and you need to know them. At some point in your life you will have to deal with the IRS on some issue, so get to know your rights.
Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights and the IRS has an obligation to protect them. The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” groups the taxpayer rights found in the tax code into 10 categories. Know these rights when interacting with the IRS. A good way to learn about them is by reading Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer.
Below are the descriptions of each right, as listed in Publication 1: