IRS Revenue Officer - San Diego - Southern California - Northern California and the USA
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
IRS REVENUE OFFICERS - IRS TAX ATTORNEYS
IRS REVENUE OFFICERS - IRS TAX RELIEF - WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
IRS Revenue Officers are the most experienced and sophisticated collection employees within the IRS. The IRS has their Revenue Officers working "high dollar" cases identified by the IRS to be of significance.
What does "high dollar" tax debt mean. It could mean that you owe more than $100,000 in tax debt. "High dollar" tax debt could mean you owe $60,000 but haven't filed your tax returns in many years. It could mean that as an employer, you haven't paid your payroll taxes.
Focus is often given to business cases, employment tax liabilities, repeat offenders and non-filers.
IRS Revenue Officers also vigorously go after taxpayers who have not filed their tax returns in some time.
Generally, home or business visits are unannounced because scheduling appointments for such matters would be inconsistent with their proactive and urgent nature. For example, many urgent and complex cases involve employers’ employment tax withholding requirement.
IRS Revenue Officer activity is localized, with their offices located near your home or business. IRS Revenue Officers are “field agents,” meaning they are expected to get out of the office and get into the “field.”
If you case has been assigned to an IRS Revenue Officer, as written above, expect an initial unannounced visit to your place of business or residence. These visits are known to occur on Fridays and often before holiday weekends.
If you are not in your office or at home, the IRS Revenue Officer will leave a “calling card” in the door, requesting that you contact them by a set date. If you do not voluntarily comply, the Revenue Officer has the power to summons your attendance at an IRS office.
YOU DO NOT WANT AN IRS REVENUE OFFICER
IF YOU HAVE AN IRS REVENUE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO YOU, YOU WANT AN
IRS TAX LAWYER HANDLING YOUR
TAX DEBT PROBLEM
CALL OUR IRS TAX RELIEF TEAM
If there is a lack of cooperation on your end, expect the Revenue Officer to start procedures to take your bank accounts, wages, retirement accounts, receivables. IRS Revenue Officers can also seize any equity you have in cars, autos and business equipment, but these are usually last resorts in severe cases.
IRS Revenue Officer Visits
You can use these tips to help you verify that the revenue officer visiting you is an IRS employee:
Most collection cases begin as letters (called “notices”) sent via regular mail to taxpayers because the case is unresolved. A significant number of these cases are also previously worked by the Automated Collection System (ACS) – an IRS program that tries to resolve the taxpayer’s account over the phone directly with the taxpayer after a notice sent to the taxpayer was unsuccessful at resolving the situation.
A small portion of the IRS Revenue Officer (RO's) work involves proactive outreach to employers, called Federal Tax Deposit (FTD) Alerts. FTD Alerts are a proactive measure to address employment tax compliance prior to the liability becoming unmanageable. FTD Alerts are issued when it appears an employer is or is likely to be behind in depositing withheld employment taxes. If you receive one of these types of visits, it would be prior to the quarterly Form 941 due date. These visits may be preceded by either of the following letters:
Telephone Contact Letter – L5857: The purpose of this letter is to notify the FTD Alert employer that an initial contact will be made by phone by a specific date entered on the letter. This letter is not required prior to making initial contact in the field, but is required in those rare instances where the RO makes initial contact by phone.
FTD Alert Field Contact Letter – L5664: This letter is used by ROs during field visits on FTD Alerts cases and the taxpayer is not present or not available. The RO will enclose the letter in a sealed envelope, addressed to the corporate officer or business owner, which explains the purpose of the field visit and request the employer contact the RO, identified in the letter, to discuss a potential decrease in federal tax deposits.
(1) The IRS Revenue Officer wants case resolution and a closed file as much as you do.
(2) Case resolution can mean an Offer in Compromise, Installment Agreement or even having your case closed as Currently not Collectible – it all depends on your finances; and
(3) When your mouth is in the head of the bear, say nice bear. Why? Because sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.
if you have an IRS Revenue Officer assigned to you, the best thing you can do for yourself is this: be polite to the Revenue Officer and let him/her know that you will have your IRS Tax Lawyer call.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM AN
IRS REVENUE OFFICER.