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The Hoyt Fiasco: Taxpayer Advocate Office

Here is the contact information for the Taxpayer Advocate Office, also commonly known by its abbreviation TAO. It used to be known as the Taxpayer Assistance Office.
  • The TAO is also known as the Taxpayer Apathy Office, due to its inability to get anything done for a taxpayer; it's as if they don't care, but the reality is they don't have any power.
  • The TAO is also known as the Taxpayer Attack Office, due to its inability to get things right. When it mis-communicates something to the IRS, the result is often the unleashing of a sh--storm on the person who was seeking assistance.

Generally, you should avoid using the TAO. However, if you have a simple procedural error that needs attention they can be very helpful. Just do not ask them for help with anything of substance.

National Phone: 1-877-777-4778

When dealing with these people:

  • Have your information ready and at hand, before calling.
  • Have a short description of what your problem is--something specific you want them to address. Stick to one item. Do not bring up a second problem; that can only end badly for you.
  • Decide what exactly what you would like them to do.
  • Treat them with the utmost courtesy, and be respectful of their time.
  • Keep notes on what they say they will do and when, and what they ask you to do.
  • Write a courteous follow-up letter to legislators, listing a few key points and asking them to assist the TAO to resolve this issue. Be sure  you address any limitations the TAO representative tells you about.

Keep in mind:

  • None of this is their fault.
  • They don't have any real power. They can only "advocate" (suggest a change) on your behalf.
  • They are not your friends. They work for the IRS.
  • They are not your attorney. There is no confidentiality; anything you tell them will likely be reported to the very people who are trying to hurt you.
  • Nobody in the TAO can change the Tax Code. But neither can they force anyone in the IRS to follow it or even follow any laws of any sort; if your problem is that someone in the IRS is attacking you and violating the law to do it, the TAO cannot and will not help you.

 

Has the IRS victimized you? If so, read this IRS victim's advice.

Last updated: Sunday, October 05, 2014

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