IRS Harassment by Mail
When the IRS takes action against a person that it believes owes money to the government, it can utilize a variety of methods in an effort to obtain this money. One such method is the use of “snail mail” – letters via the U.S. Postal Service. Though letters via mail are becoming less prominent as a communication method in the United States, the IRS will sometimes still utilize this form of communication in an effort to acquire payments from those they believe owe the federal government unpaid taxes. These letters are often a significant source of distress for people, and you may be looking to put a stop to such unwanted attention as soon as possible.
Facing an action by the IRS can be daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with such a situation and your own rights during an IRS action. However, if you are trying to stop receiving harassing letters from IRS representatives, contact our experienced tax attorneys of the Tax Relief Law Center today by filling out our contact form above. We may be able to work with you to put an end to IRS harassment.
The IRS uses physical letters to solicit payment from people, rather than a more technological or faster method, for a number of reasons, including:
- Necessary attempt at non-threatening contact before more serious actions, including wage garnishment or property seizure
- Physical documentation of a letter / certifiable mail
- Knowledge of a person’s receipt of a letter
- Contact of a person directly at his or her home
These are some of the more common reasons that the IRS might use regular mail to solicit payment from a person believed to owe money to the government. However, if you’d like to put a stop to what you feel are harassing letters, you should consult with a tax attorney today.
If you or someone you know needs legal help facing an IRS action, contact our experienced tax attorneys of the Tax Relief Law Center today by completing our contact form above.