A Revenue Officer is an IRS field collector that is personally assigned to your tax collection case. The Revenue Officer’s job is to collect money. This happens in situations when the IRS is taking your case more seriously. This is a common occurrence in business tax cases although they can be assigned to personal tax liability debts as well. There are many scenarios when a Revenue Officer would be assigned on your case. The IRS has a system run by computer called the Automated Collections System or ACS. Liens, levies, and garnishments are issued electronically based on data the IRS has for you on file. After ACS has exhausted all collection methods, the case may be assigned to a field agent. The Revenue officer is a field officer and works from the IRS field collection office, which means that he or she will make a personal visit or appearance to the place of your business or home. The Revenue Officer will make sure all the necessary or required IRS notices have been issued such as Balance Due Notice (Letter 3174), Summary of Taxpayer Contact (Form 9297), Final Notice, Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Rights to a Hearing (Letter 1058,) Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing and Your Right to a Hearing Under IRC 6320 (Letter 3172(DO), Notice of Federal Tax Lien (Form 668(Y)(c). Upon verification or issuance of the IRS required notices, the Revenue Officer will be actively investigating and collecting data to Levy bank accounts or account receivables, garnish wages, file tax liens or seize assets.
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