Form 911

Form 911

A form one files to request help from the Taxpayer Advocate Service. The Taxpayer Advocate Service is a branch of the IRS that provides free assistance to individual and corporate taxpayers who are experiencing trouble with the IRS. If one is facing immediate IRS action, Form 911 enables one to start the process of receiving this assistance. The Taxpayer Advocate Service may be able to stop asset seizures and similar measures while a case is being processed.
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If a taxpayer is suffering an economic hardship or immediate threat of adverse action or has experienced a significant systematic delay in the IRS's processing of a reconsideration request, the taxpayer can contact the Taxpayer Advocate's Office and ask to expedite resolution of the request by fifing Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance.
In cases of extreme hardship, you may even be able to get your refund within a week or two by filing IRS Form 911.
You can reach the TAS by calling toll-free, 1-877-777-4778, or filing Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Assistance.
In the case of a potential levy of property where the taxpayer claims hardship, a revenue officer attempting to levy is instructed to assist the taxpayer in preparing Form 911 and route the form to the district Taxpayer Advocate.
Instructions accompanying Form 911 add two additional criteria for issuance of a taxpayer assistance order:
To apply for a TAO, taxpayers should file Form 911, Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order to Relieve Hardship, copies of which are available in IRS offices or by calling 800-TAXFORM (800-829-3676).
And it was the success of the programme which gave them the idea to form 911.
Lowe said that taxpayers who have bona fide hardship emergencies can also file a form 911, "Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO)," over the telephone.
This is done by filing Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance.
This article discusses various aspects of dealing with IRS collection problems including such techniques as Form 911, installment payment agreements, offers in compromise, and bankruptcy proceeds.
Taxpayers can use Form 911, Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order to Relieve Hardship, to apply for a TAO.
The filing of Form 911, Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order to Relieve Hardship, with the TA or a Problem Resolution Officer, puts a stay on any matter before the IRS for a 24-hour period.