Form (Rev. ). Form (November ). Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service. Consent for Third Party Contact. 2 Appointee. If you wish to name more than one appointee, attach a list to this form. Check here if a list of additional appointees is attached ▷. Name and. Instructions for Completing Form D for Penalty Proposals .. Form ,Third Party Contact Authorization Form, (if applicable). Case file.

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All procedures related to ensuring taxpayer rights are mandatory. Effective communication with taxpayers is a significant factor in conducting a quality examination and in minimizing taxpayer burden.

The employee who makes a third party contact is responsible for complying with these provisions regardless of which function has control of the case. Document the case file with specific information about the third party. The following criteria applies to the use of these forms: Although all of the new chapters are not yet published, the following is a list of the primary chapters that examiners should refer to when they become available:.

An automated system to accumulate third party contact information, as well as provide periodic and requested contact information to the taxpayer, is currently being developed.

IRS Agent’s responsibility to taxpayer

Examiners should also contact the Area Interest Abatement Coordinator with questions on interest abatement. Examiners will document the results of the address verification on Form Generally, contacts with third parties are made when we are unable to obtain the information from the taxpayer or when it is necessary to verify the information provided by the taxpayer.


When a contact list is requested by a taxpayer, the employee receiving the request is responsible for: This statute applies to any noncriminal tax matter before the Service or any noncriminal tax proceeding in Federal Court. When a taxpayer of a federally authorized tax practitioner declines to provide testimony or documents based on IRC sectionconfidentiality privileges, the examiner should take the following actions: This provision is effective for privileged communications made on or after the date of enactment July 22, The form is used at the discretion of the employee.

Specific requirements for examiners are outlined in section 2. Honoring a valid power-of-attorney submitted by a taxpayer is always required unless the criteria for bypassing the power-of-attorney forj been met see Power-of-Attorney for more information.

Tell the taxpayer that the IRS will not maintain or provide a record of the authorized contacts.

Copies of forms and letters referenced in this chapter are generally not included as exhibits since the latest versions should always be used and they will be available in electronic format on the Multi-Media Website. Income tax examiners and their managers should thoroughly acquaint themselves with the examination procedures and information contained in this IRM.

Letter DO will list all third party contacts made after the later of: Both the number of hours charged to a case and the span of time the case is open must be reasonable.

During the first contact either by telephone or in personthe examiner must verify that the known mailing address is still correct for each of the spouses. The following requirements must also be followed when making third party notifications using Letter Examiners should rely on the general guidelines in Rev.

Contact Area Counsel for Guidance. Since the examination of returns in the area normally involves re-occurring contacts with a taxpayer by the same examiner, the examiner is not required to provide the taxpayer fork an unique employee identification number during each telephone or personal contact.

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The form if used will be forwarded to the appropriate manager at the end of the business day or as soon as practicable. Examination policy requires that taxpayers are formally notified of their appeal rights and other related rights through the use of Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, Publication 5, Appeal Rights and Preparation of Protests for Unagreed Cases, PublicationThe IRS Collection Process and NoticeHelpful Contacts for your “Notice of Deficiency”see specific instructions for notification in section 2, Precontact Responsibilities and section 8 of this chapter.

If any reprisal concerns exist, the employee will complete Form with ONLY the information in subsection 1. Letter can be either handed to the taxpayer or mailed to the taxpayer at the Master File address.

When a contact list is requested by a taxpayer, the employee receiving the request is responsible for:. Although all of the new chapters are not yet published, the following is a list of the primary chapters that examiners should refer to when they become available: The Letter DO can be hand delivered or mailed to the taxpayer.

For purposes of IRC ca third party contact has been made when: Procedures for name and contact number on these office audit letters will remain unchanged.