The Peck Group, LC
  • Comprehensive Tax Law Representation Since 1995

    We handle every aspect of tax law: preparing tax returns, representing clients during audits, resolving IRS and state tax controversies, and creating tax planning strategies for the future.

  • Problems With The IRS Or State Tax

    Our attorneys are committed to providing efficient and effective tax solutions for individuals and businesses in Georgia and nationwide.

  • Planning For The Future

    Our lawyers help individuals and businesses with all aspects of estate and tax planning. We help our clients use proactive strategies to minimize tax implications in the future

  • Changing The Balance Of Power

    Does it feel like the government has all the power? Taxpayers have rights, too. We use our knowledge of tax law to shift the balance of power and ensure that your rights are protected.

  • Tax Solutions … And Peace Of Mind

Atlanta taxpayers: Know your rights

The Internal Revenue Service is one of the largest, most intimidating agencies in the country. That fact, combined with the fact that our tax code is one of the most complicated in the world, makes it unsurprising that most people feel they are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to knowing their rights as taxpayers.

However, it is crucial to remember that you as a taxpayer have rights. These 10 rights are laid out in a Taxpayer Bill of Rights and can be broken up into four different categories.

  • The right to protect yourself: You have the right to confidentiality and privacy when it comes to your exchanges with the IRS. You also have the right to have legal representation to help you deal with the IRS.
  • The right to information: While it is all but impossible to know everything about the U.S. tax code, you do have the right to be informed about your options, the right to receive clear, professional assistance by the IRS and you are entitled to clear explanations about tax laws and procedures.
  • The right to fairness: You should only pay what you owe and you have the right to expect that they will be treated fairly and justly by the tax system.
  • The right to act: You as a taxpayer have the right to take certain actions when dealing with the IRS. This includes the right to raise objections to IRS actions and the right to appeal a decision you feel is wrong or unfair.

It is not uncommon to feel helpless, intimidated and even bullied when you come up against the IRS. However, readers should hopefully now understand that they can protect themselves and take steps to level the playing field. With this knowledge, hopefully you will see that you do not resolve tax controversies and disputes alone.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email us for a Response

Talk to an Attorney

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Peck Group, LC
5855 Sandy Springs Circle N.E., Suite 190
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 770-884-6914
Fax: 770-933-2369
Atlanta Law Office Map

Payment Cards