Question #1: I had a Toyota that I turned in before the end of its lease back in 1997. It took Toyota until 2008 to report the mileage to the IRS, and Toyota didn't send me anything to dispute them. The IRS now claims I own them over $800 and they ate my entire refund this year and are now saying I still owe them $300. What should I do?
I am assuming that you are talking about business miles that you deducted on your return, which you include on your tax return the year the miles were driven. I do not quite understand why the IRS would withhold your refund for a mileage issue from 1997, and highly recommend contacting them directly at 1-800-829-1040 to find out why your refund was withheld. If you need any further assistance then I would recommend talk to professional accountant, CPA or tax attorney in order to get to the bottom of this issue.
Question #2: How do I contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service?