On August 12, 2014, the IRS announced that the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” is now available in six languages. The current version of Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, is now posted on www.IRS.gov. The available languages include: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean and Vietnamese. By making this important publication available in multiple languages, the hope of the IRS is to increase the number of Americans who know and understand their rights under the tax law.
Not only is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights now available in multiple languages, but the newest revision also takes the multiple existing rights embedded in the tax law and groups them into ten broad categories. This makes them easier to find and understand.
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights contains the following 10 provisions:
- The Right to be Informed;
- The Right to Quality Service;
- The Right to Pay No More Than the Correct Amount of Tax;
- The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and to Be Heard;
- The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum;
- The Right to Finality;
- The Right to Privacy;
- The Right to Confidentiality;
- The Right to Retain Representation;
- The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System.
The IRS has created a special section within the website, www.IRS.gov, to highlight these 10 rights. Similarly, the website will be continuously updated as more information becomes available.
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