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Identifying an IRS Field Revenue Officers

2020 – 02/11 IRS field revenue officers (ROs) have begun knocking on the doors of taxpayers with ongoing tax compliance issues. According to the IRS, these home visits (starting in AK, TX and WI) are made if numerous mail contacts have proven unsuccessful. ROs are trained IRS civil enforcement employees who work to resolve issues, such as missing returns or unpaid taxes. They can ask for payment of a federal tax debt. In a new “Tax Tip” the IRS explains how to confirm the identity of an RO, who should display two forms of official identification. Taxpayers also can verify an RO’s identity by calling a dedicated IRS phone number, which the RO should provide. To read the Tax Tip: https://bit.ly/37kaFfr.

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