Taxpayers have fundamental rights under the law.  The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” present these rights in 10 categories.  This helps taxpayers when they interact with the IRS.

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right to quality service
  3. The right to pay no more than the correct amount of tax
  4. The right to challenge the IRS’s position and be heard
  5. The right to Appeal an IRS decision
  6. The right to finality
  7. The right to privacy
  8. The right to confidentiality
  9. The right to retain representation
  10. The right to a fair and just tax system.

See IRS Publication 1 for “Your Rights as a Taxpayer”.