The Right To Retain Representation

Don’t get it twisted! Taxpayers, you have a right to retain a representative to assist you in your IRS matters.

The taxpayer bill of rights states “[t]axpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS. Taxpayers have the right to seek assistance from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic if they cannot afford representation.”

If you hire a representative like America’s Tax Attorney, you do not have to attend a hearing or interview with the IRS, “unless the IRS formally summons you to appear.”

Additionally, “in most situations, the IRS must suspend an interview if you request to consult with a representative” like a tax attorney.

Your rights as a taxpayer can be found in IRS Publication 1 (

Nehemiah Jefferson, Esq., LL.M., is President of America’s Tax Attorney LLC. The tax resolution and advisory firm provides comprehensive Tax Preparation, Tax Representation, Tax Litigation, and Tax Consultation services to individual and small business clients nationwide. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from The Florida State University, his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School (Atlanta), and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama. Attorney Jefferson is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, The District of Columbia, and is a member of the United States Tax Court Bar. He may be reached at 1-877-575-7765 or [email protected].

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