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Are You Afraid of Paying the IRS More than You Actually Owe?


It is tax season, and as we look at all of our paperwork we want to make sure that we only pay the IRS exactly what we have to, and not a penny more.  In fact, the IRS says that we have the right to pay no more than we owe.  

The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” applies to all taxpayers.  The IRS put this Bill of Rights in place to set clear and concise boundaries on how they have to act, and what they have to do.  It is meant to protect all of us as taxpayers.  This article will discuss the “Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax.”  

The experienced tax attorneys in Punta Gorda, FL at The Law Office of Mary E. King, P.L. are well-versed in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, in how to make certain the IRS complies with it, and in making sure taxpayers receive the treatment they deserve.  No one should have to worry about the IRS billing too much.

The Law Office of Mary E. King, P.L. can make sure that your tax planning and other issues are resolved efficiently and at the lowest cost to you.  Please fill out our online contact form, or call us at 941-906-7585 today.

1. What Does the Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax Mean for Me?

As taxpayers, we have the right to pay only what we owe to the IRS.  We cannot be forced to pay more than that.  This right covers more than just taxes owed.  It also covers interest and penalties.

It is not uncommon for people and the IRS to have differing opinions on how much someone is required to pay in taxes.  The tax code has more than 1 million words in its approximately 2,600 pages.  With this many pages of tax laws to wade through, it is hard for most people to figure out what exactly they owe.  However, an experienced tax attorney in Punta Gorda, FL, can help you determine if the IRS is charging you too much. 

In addition to the right not to pay more than you legally owe, the IRS has to apply the money you pay to them properly when it comes to dividing your payment between the tax, and any interest or penalties.  

Is the IRS telling you that your tax is more than you determined it should be?  Are they charging you excessive interest and penalties?  Are they applying all of your payments to interest and none to the actual tax owed?  If so, you need the help of a tax attorney in Punta Gorda, FL

2. How Do I Know the IRS is Complying with this Right to Pay No More than I Owe?

It is normal to feel fear and confusion when you open a letter from the IRS and they tell you that you owe them money.  After that initial reaction, you may ask yourself how you can know for sure that the amount is correct?  How do you verify that the IRS figured the appropriate tax, penalties, and interest when you or your tax preparer came up with a different number?  The IRS promises us all that they cannot make us pay more than we owe.  

However, sometimes mistakes are made and you need to verify what the correct amount of money owed to the IRS is.  Remember how long we said the tax code is?  (Over 1 million words.)  Getting the help of seasoned tax attorneys in Punta Gorda, FL can help you determine what you actually owe, and make sure that the IRS complies with the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. 

The Law Offices of Mary E. King Can Help You Understand Your Rights

The tax attorneys in Punta Gorda, FL at The Law Offices of Mary E. King will help you understand all of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights including your “Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax.”

Consider reaching out to The Law Offices of Mary E. King for help.  Tax matters can be complicated, and thus, it is always helpful to have someone in your corner who understands the tax law and deals with the IRS on a regular basis.  Indeed, beyond just the tax laws, there could be other issues with which a seasoned tax attorney can help.  

So, when it comes to dealing with tax questions, tax relief, and tax litigation, you need to talk to the lawyers who can help.  Mary E. King has spent her career concentrating in tax law and can help you in Florida and elsewhere.  Attorney King has a wealth of information about what types of options would make the most sense for you or your business.

That helps explain why she’s received an A+ rating from the Florida Better Business Bureau. If you have a tax-related issue – no matter how small or how large – setting up an initial consultation with Mary E. King, tax lawyer of Florida, is the first step you should take towards relief.

The Law Office of Mary King P.L. offers complete IRS problem-solving services including all areas from tax debt settlement to planning the most efficient tax strategy for individuals and businesses.  Call us today to schedule an initial consultation.  With years of experience as tax lawyers for many clients, Attorney Mary E. King can make sure that your tax issues are resolved in your favor.  Fill out our online contact form, or call us at 941-906-7585.   Remember, at the Law Office of Mary E. King, we are focused on solving your tax issues for good.

The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.  You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post.  No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied.  If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

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