The IRS is often viewed by taxpayers as an omnipresent entity that both makes and hands down very one-sided tax laws and regulations. Consumers often don’t stop to consider that the IRS is merely an enforcement agency. This definitely does not give the IRS a pass with regard to their methods and sometimes stone-age enforcement procedures, such as physical collection attempts by field agents.
For taxpayers, the fact that the IRS merely collects on laws they often did not promulgate can be used as leverage when negotiating with IRS, as they may not be quite so committed to their stance as they would be if they had created the law they are enforcing. This article in Forbes discusses some key points to keep in mind when negotiating any sort of settlement with the IRS.
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