Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Part XV): The IRS has adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights as proposed by prior National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson 

Bill of Right #8: The Right to Confidentiality (cont.) 

What This Means for You 

· In general, the IRS cannot contact third parties, e.g., your employer, neighbors, or bank, to obtain information about adjusting or collecting your tax liability unless it provides you with reasonable notice in advance. Subject to some exceptions, the IRS is required to periodically provide you a list of the third party contacts and upon request. IRC § 7602(c) 

· The National Taxpayer Advocate and Local Taxpayer Advocates may decide whether to share with the IRS any information you (or your representative) provide them regarding your tax matter, including the fact that you’ve contacted the Taxpayer Advocate Service. IRC § 7803(c)(4)(A)(iv) 

(IRS NTA web site) (TTT 12/15/2020)