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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are Form 843 Requesting

Instructions and Help about Are Form 843 Requesting

But you do if an IRS employee shows up your door well that's going to be the topic of this video today I'm glad that you tuned in hi my name is Darren Mitch and I'm an attorney with a national tax problem resolution breakfast based in Tampa Florida during my 15 years of practice there are certain questions that arise that again and again and so I thought I'd take this opportunity to answer some of those questions in this video format now there are over 20 videos altogether and if you'd like to have access to the other 19 videos please visit our website and get IRS help videos com now what do you do when an IRS employee shows up your door well I need to find actually a couple different types of IRS employees that you know exactly what I'm talking about the first time I'm going to identify is called a revenue officer a revenue officer has certain limited powers they're not law enforcement officers and they don't carry a badge or a gun they typically carry what's called a placket Commission it's a plastic ID badge of sorts and they are not authorized to carry firearms typically revenue officers jobs are to go out and collect money from tax payers who haven't been able to pay it revenue officers tend to collect on larger cases rather than smaller cases although I have doubled revenue officers on cases below $5,000 they have an emphasis on collecting payroll taxes cases as opposed to income tax cases but I actually have dealt with the revenue officers dealing with income tax matters on a great number of occasions now oftentimes a revenue officer will decide that the best way that they're going to be able to deal with your particular matter is to go ahead and show up at your place of business or your residence as the first point of content contact what does this do well it actually makes a tremendous impression on the taxpayers I'm sure you can attest but it tends to get the ball rolling many revenue officers will actually like to kind of barge their way into your residence because what are they looking for well they're looking to see what kind of stuff you have and what kind of lifestyle you live so you need to know that a revenue officer now remember these are the folks are without the badges from the guns a revenue officer is not entitled to enter your your residents providing that you don't have a public area in your residence I can't really think of any public areas and residences off the top of my head but they're not entitled to come into your residence absent a search warrant or a court order of some kind if they have those particular items are going to be a company usually by local law enforcement and so there will be no doubt there I would encourage you if you do if you're dealing with the revenue officer to not engage them in protracted conversation I think that you should be polite you should be civil and then you should indicate that you have a power of attorney or you will be getting representation of some sort in order to help deal with this problem see a revenue officer wants to pin you down on day one they want you to get to answer certain questions right then and there these questions are rather complicated in certain instances they're questions that you probably don't know the answers to right off the top of your head I think if you are contacted by your revenue officer that you should kentuc on tact a tax professional right away so that you can get the help that you need now there is another type of IRS employee called an IRS special agent and those folks tend to investigate tax offenses types crimes these folks tend to travel in pairs they carry gold badges and they also carry guns if these folks show up and your place of residence or your business you don't want to talk to them under any circumstances look there's nothing you can say to change your mind you're going downtown no matter what so do yourself a favor shut your mouth and get on with it I can't tell you in my previous career as a criminal defense attorney how many cases hundreds of cases I that I had where as the client that defended and just kept their mouth shut there was no case period end of discussion so if you find yourself in that particular situation zip it shut your mouth tell me you want to see you want to talk to an attorney and that's the end of the discussion now if a revenue officer shows up at your place of business what can I do well they can only enter those public areas of your establishment so in my office if you were to come visit what there is is you open the front door and there's a very small lobby area then there's another doorway and there's a window now of course they can't through the window but they also can't pass that door because that's the that's the limit of that public area in a restaurant I would suggest it it's that area the dining room it wouldn't be the kitchen for example it wouldn't be the back offices unless the public has a public invitation to enter those those areas well that's what you do if you are dealing with a revenue officer or an IR a special agent and they inferior your place of residence or your building that's about all the time I have for today if you'd like to see the other 19 videos in this series and have access to them I suggest that you visit our website and get IRS help videos com.

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