Question #1: What is the Taxpayer Advocate Service
Answer: The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) describes itself as “an independent organization within the IRS,” that helps mediate the resolution of tax debts. It is a free service offered by the Federal government, but not every taxpayer with back taxes will qualify for TAS assistance. You must meet certain income requirements and be able to prove that you are experiencing an economic burden because of the IRS collections. You can contact the TAS by calling 1-877-777-4778.
Question #2: What is the Earned Income Tax Credit, and how do I know if I qualify for it?