Q: An IRS official gave me disinformation regarding available administrative procedures. What federal law did he break?
Happens all the time. When you are dealing with the IRS, what they are supposed to do and what they do are two different things. This is why I always advise against representing yourself. Even if you can figure out the law, the procedure is where they trip you up. I have seen the Chief Counsel lawyer deliver the paperwork the day of trial for a pro se taxpayer. They will take advantage of inexperience.
At this point, you want to contact an attorney. It will likely cost you more if you don't, if it hasn't already. If not, your best bet is to contact taxpayer advocate services in your area.
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