Can TAS help me with my tax issue?
Generally, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps taxpayers whose tax issues fall into one of these main categories. Select the topic below to learn more:
- Financial HardshipFinancial Hardship (Economic burden) is when you are experiencing financial difficulty. These cases will fall under Reasons 1-4 (see below). You'll need to describe the hardship that is causing an economic burden, and you may be required to provide documentation to verify the hardship.
- IRS System IssueIRS System Issue is when an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) process, system, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) or procedure has failed to operate properly. These cases will fall under Reasons 5-7 (see below). These cases may affect one or several taxpayers.
- Fair & Equitable TreatmentTAS will help ensure that you receive fair and equitable treatment and that your rights as a taxpayer are protected.
Note: While the results of the TAS qualifier tool may indicate if TAS can help you with your tax issue, the final determination will be made by one of our Advocates.
However, TAS is taking internal measures to help taxpayers who have experienced significant delays due to the IRS inventory backlog. We’ve made temporary changes to the types of cases we can currently accept. Learn how TAS is assisting taxpayers in requesting help. Read the updated FAQs to help you determine if TAS can help you with your tax issue.