The IRS is committed to protecting the privacy rights of America’s taxpayers. In fact, the right to privacy is one of ten rights the Taxpayer Bill of Rights gives all taxpayers.
Taxpayers have the right to expect that any IRS inquiry, audit, or enforcement action will comply with the law and be no more intrusive than necessary. Taxpayers can also expect that the IRS will respect all due process rights, including search and seizure protections. Finally, they will provide a collection due process hearing when appropriate.
Here are some more details about what taxpayers can expect related to the right to privacy: