Tax Tips: The IRS answers your questions
But the IRS has a fantastic website, believe it or not. There are zillions of questions that are answered, with a variety of publications, forms, instruction booklets, and explanatory documents. Believe it or not, the IRS really does try to help taxpayers understand their rights and responsibilities.
So as a regular old taxpayer, how can you get your questions answered? The IRS website has so much information that it can often be difficult to search for an answer to your question. But there is a Frequently Asked Questions page that addresses some of the most common questions taxpayers have, and it's really good. So start there if you're researching a tax question. Chances are you'll find at least something to help you with your tax problem.
Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.