IRS Helps With Your Tax Problems

The IRS and the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) worked together to develop a toolkit. TAS is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should. It’s purpose is to make it easier for you to:

• Understand why it’s important to follow the tax laws

• Get your tax refund quickly and fairly Learn about special tax credits

• Understand your options when you owe the IRS money

• Understand basic tax information
• Learn more about the tax end of starting a small business

• Help prevent identity theft
• Determine if you need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

Specific tax topics include:

Help with Tax Problems

Receiving an IRS Notice
Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC)


Federal Payment Levy Program Cancellation of Debt
Income Tax Refund Delivery
Identity Theft Taxpayers with Disabilities
Recovery Rebate Credit for Individuals
Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN)

Home and Family

TaxTax Benefits for Education Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers
Mortgages: Basic Information
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Family Credits


Starting a Small Business
Recordkeeping for Small Businesses
Employers of Disabled Persons

General Tax Information

Collection and Payment Alternatives
Complying with Tax Laws
Choosing a Tax Preparer
Visiting an IRS Office