Center for Taxpayer Rights

A Project of the Center for Taxpayer Rights

Resources for Taxpayers

Taxpayers often find themselves having a problem with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS may be holding up the taxpayer's refund. Or the IRS may have sent the taxpayer a letter changing the amount of tax they owe or the amount of refund they will receive. Sometimes the IRS questions whether the taxpayer can claim the Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit or Rebate Recovery Credit for a child the taxpayer listed on their return.

This page includes "Know Your Rights" fact sheets that give taxpayers some helpful suggestions for what to expect in some common disputes with the IRS, how to do some self-help actions, and when and where to seek help from others.

If you don't see the information you need, keep checking back to this page -- we are adding new content as we go along, and updating existing content as situations change. Also, please email us at with suggestions for additional fact sheets.

This information is not legal advice. We are providing this information as a public service. We have tried to make it accurate as of the date below, but keep in mind that tax laws and processes change frequently. (01-29-22)