TAS May be Able to Assist Taxpayers Represented by
National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina E. Olson Addresses TaxMasters Clients
On March 18, 2012, subsequent to a lawsuit by the Attorney General of the State of Texas, the company filed for bankruptcy. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court appointed a Trustee to wind down the company’s affairs. Concerned about the well-being of the approximately 4,000 TaxMasters clients who might be left without representation in their tax matters, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and Trustee contacted the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in late April 2012. If you are a client of TaxMasters and are facing tax problems, TAS may be able to help.
TAS is your voice at the IRS. As an independent organization within the IRS, TAS helps and advocates for taxpayers whose problems with the IRS are causing financial difficulties; who have tried but have not been able to resolve their problems with the IRS; and those who believe an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should. Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights.
Many of you may be unsure how to proceed. Here are answers to some questions that taxpayers in your situation often have, along with some general information to help you understand the IRS collection process.
There are a variety of ways to resolve your collection case with the IRS. Review the materials in the links above and consider the options they explain. In the meantime, if you receive an IRS notice of intent to levy, notice of lien filing, or notice that your offer in compromise has been rejected, or for some other reason you need immediate help with a problem related to TaxMasters, Inc., you can call TAS at 1-877-ASKTAS1 (1-877-275-8271).