Adapted from NATP, March 3, 2016

A good IRS tax attorney knows what the IRS can and can’t do. If you think they won’t visit you at your home or place of business, think again.

KnockIRS Revenue officers do visit individuals and businesses that owe taxes. They also call on businesses that have stopped making federal tax deposits. Revenue Officers always carry credentials, maroon with gold printing on the outside, that flip open to show the name and picture of the Revenue Officer.

Occasionally a manager will accompany the Revenue Officer. If not, ask for the phone number of his/her manager to verify the Officer’s identity. And then call.

The IRS never calls and makes threats if immediate payment is not made. That’s a trick for scammers. Nor does the IRS ask the taxpayer to wire a payment or put money on a prepaid card.

But visits from the Internal Revenue Service are usually serious, and always a call for action. If you find yourself in this situation, take action and call the Tax Law Offices of IRS tax attorney Jeffrey Anton Collins today. His experience both working for and defending against the IRS could prove to be invaluable. If you live in Downers Grove, Naperville, Wheaton, or the rest of the Greater Chicago area, get a free consultation and find out how we can help you.