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Tax Question - Taxpayer Needs Help From Taxpayer Advocate

TaxConnections Offline Message Left on 16 Oct 2018, 05:47 PM 

To whom it may concern,

I am sending this letter because I was not informed by the IRS about the wages on my 1040 that did not match the information reported to the IRS back in March of 2018. There was never a letter sent to me about this matter.The only thing I received was a letter stating my identity was being checked for fraud and I had to send information pertaining my identity. I did that and still never heard anything back. According to https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/reports/fy-2018-objectives-report-to-congress/news-release National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson praises the IRS for running a generally successful filing season, including reducing the incidence of identity theft, implementing new accelerated Form W 2 reporting requirements, and matching Forms W 2 against tax returns claiming refunds. Ms. Olson says taxpayers who require assistance from the IRS are continuing to face significant challenges obtaining it. I am one of these people and my rights have been violated in the: #1 TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS.

The Right to Be Informed: Taxpayers have the right to know what they need to do to comply with tax laws. They are entitled to clear explanations of the law and IRS procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence. They have the right to be informed of IRS decisions about their tax accounts and to receive clear explanations of the outcomes.

This never happened until 08-2018 5 months later because I continuously called the 800-829-1040. The first time I called I was told that there would be a message sent to the department that processes the refunds and they have 60 days to respond. Needless to say, I never received any response at all. I was then told there would be another message sent over to the same department and again they had 60 days to respond and I never received a response. During the third call after 4 months, I was told there was a W-2 missing from CornerStone Brands which I had not worked there since 2016 and was very shocked to hear this and asked why no one had contacted me or said anything during the last 3 calls. I was told “he was not sure” but I can request a tax advocate. It took the IRS more than once to get me an advocate which I did not understand.

However, the advocate finally explained the problem and she sent me a letter with the 08-13-2018; on 08-28-2018 she sent another letter saying she can not assist me without the amended 1040x if she does not receive it by 09-19-2018. The IRS received the 1040x on 09-14-2018…… The issue I’m having right now is that I was given roughly a total of 4-6 weeks to have this form completed and amended now that it is completed I am being told that processing would be 12-14 days on 10-12-2018. I was told the 1040x was received and will take approximately another 12-14-days to process and I would hear from her (THE ADVOCATE) on 10-26-2018 and it lists 16 weeks ANOTHER 4 MONTHS as the wait time on the IRS.gov website.

How is it that I have had 4-6 weeks to resolve a matter that has been clearly neglected by the IRS? They had 4 months to tell me nothing which goes back to the beginning of this letter the TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS. They never notified me which put me in a bracket that I should have never been in because I was never notified and now they have had this information for 30 days and still nothing is completed or adjusted.

This is very unfair to me as a taxpayer. My intelligence has been insulted enough and this whole situation has been made a big mess by the IRS and I’m still being penalized for their mistakes and all I get is an apology from the advocate, no kind of expedition on the return due to the fact that my rights have clearly been violated. WHEN THEY FIRST REVIEWED MY RETURN I SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED!!!!!! OR WHEN I CALLED THE FIRST TIME THE ISSUE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRESENTED PROPERLY NOT PUT ON HOLD FOR ANOTHER 60 DAYS.

The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System: Taxpayers have the right to expect the tax system to consider facts and circumstances that might affect their underlying liabilities, ability to pay, or ability to provide information timely. Taxpayers have the right to receive assistance from the Taxpayer Advocate Service if they are experiencing financial difficulty or if the IRS has not resolved their tax issues properly and timely through its normal channels.

The reason I would like to speak with the National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson is to ask for help according to the link:  https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/about/our-leadership .

Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), is the voice of the taxpayer within the IRS and before Congress. She leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization inside the IRS that helps taxpayers resolve problems and works for systemic change to mitigate problems experienced by groups of taxpayers. Throughout her career, Ms. Olson has advocated for the rights of taxpayers and for greater fairness and less complexity in the tax system. An attorney licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, Ms. Olson served as the chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation’s Low Income Taxpayers Committee as well as the Pro Se/Pro Bono Task Force of the ABA Section of Taxation’s Court Procedure Committee.

Can any tax professional or advocate for taxpayers help me?

Please leave a comment below if you can help me.

Tamika From Cincinnati

 

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