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Free tax filing 2011 11. Free tax filing 2011   Your Rights as a Taxpayer Table of Contents Declaration of Taxpayer Rights Examinations, Appeals, Collections, and RefundsBy mail. Free tax filing 2011 By interview. Free tax filing 2011 Repeat examinations. Free tax filing 2011 The first part of this chapter explains some of your most important rights as a taxpayer. Free tax filing 2011 The second part explains the examination, appeal, collection, and refund processes. Free tax filing 2011 Declaration of Taxpayer Rights Protection of your rights. Free tax filing 2011   IRS employees will explain and protect your rights as a taxpayer throughout your contact with us. Free tax filing 2011 Privacy and confidentiality. Free tax filing 2011   The IRS will not disclose to anyone the information you give us, except as authorized by law. Free tax filing 2011 You have the right to know why we are asking you for information, how we will use it, and what happens if you do not provide requested information. Free tax filing 2011 Professional and courteous service. Free tax filing 2011   If you believe that an IRS employee has not treated you in a professional, fair, and courteous manner, you should tell that employee's supervisor. Free tax filing 2011 If the supervisor's response is not satisfactory, you should write to the IRS director for your area or the center where you file your return. Free tax filing 2011 Representation. Free tax filing 2011   You can either represent yourself or, with proper written authorization, have someone else represent you in your place. Free tax filing 2011 Your representative must be a person allowed to practice before the IRS, such as an attorney, certified public accountant, or enrolled agent. Free tax filing 2011 If you are in an interview and ask to consult such a person, then we must stop and reschedule the interview in most cases. Free tax filing 2011   You can have someone accompany you at an interview. Free tax filing 2011 You can make sound recordings of any meetings with our examination, appeal, or collection personnel, provided you tell us in writing 10 days before the meeting. Free tax filing 2011 Payment of only the correct amount of tax. Free tax filing 2011   You are responsible for paying only the correct amount of tax due under the law—no more, no less. Free tax filing 2011 If you cannot pay all of your tax when it is due, you may be able to make monthly installment payments. Free tax filing 2011 Help with unresolved tax problems. Free tax filing 2011   The Taxpayer Advocate Service can help you if you have tried unsuccessfully to resolve a problem with the IRS. 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Free tax filing 2011 Examinations, Appeals, Collections, and Refunds Examinations (audits). Free tax filing 2011   We accept most taxpayers' returns as filed. Free tax filing 2011 If we inquire about your return or select it for examination, it does not suggest that you are dishonest. Free tax filing 2011 The inquiry or examination may or may not result in more tax. Free tax filing 2011 We may close your case without change; or, you may receive a refund. Free tax filing 2011   The process of selecting a return for examination usually begins in one of two ways. Free tax filing 2011 First, we use computer programs to identify returns that may have incorrect amounts. Free tax filing 2011 These programs may be based on information returns, such as Forms 1099 and W-2, on studies of past examinations, or on certain issues identified by compliance projects. Free tax filing 2011 Second, we use information from outside sources that indicates that a return may have incorrect amounts. Free tax filing 2011 These sources may include newspapers, public records, and individuals. Free tax filing 2011 If we determine that the information is accurate and reliable, we may use it to select a return for examination. Free tax filing 2011   Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund, explains the rules and procedures that we follow in examinations. Free tax filing 2011 The following sections give an overview of how we conduct examinations. Free tax filing 2011 By mail. Free tax filing 2011   We handle many examinations and inquiries by mail. Free tax filing 2011 We will send you a letter with either a request for more information or a reason why we believe a change to your return may be needed. Free tax filing 2011 You can respond by mail or you can request a personal interview with an examiner. 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