If you’ve got a longstanding tax issue that you’ve tried to resolve with the IRS but were unable, get in touch with your local Taxpayer Advocate. It’s an independent office within the IRS whose job is to see that citizen’s tax issues are “promptly and fairly” handled.
Here’s how to contact one:
• Call the Taxpayer Advocate Service Case Intake Line to see if you are eligible: 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TTD: 1-800-829-4059.
• Fax, write or call the Local Taxpayer Advocate office for your state.
If you need someone to slice that IRS Gordian Knot, the taxpayer’s advocate may be your man. — BEN POPKEN