Tax Tips: Have You Heard About the Taxpayer Advocate Service?

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent group within the IRS that works to protect taxpayers under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. They also help taxpayers resolve issues and act as the taxpayer’s voice within the IRS. Here’s what you should know:

  • Advocates can help you resolve lingering issues with the IRS that you cannot resolve alone.
  • They work with individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations at no charge.
  • You may be eligible for help if your IRS problem is causing financial stress or if you believe an IRS procedure is flawed.
  • You can find a Taxpayer Advocate through your local directory and at

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from[11]
[11], May 8, 2020