Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I received a summons from the IRS to appear in San Diego on…

I received a summons...

I received a summons from the IRS to appear in San Diego on October 2. I am and will be 800 miles away. Can they make me drive 14 hours to appear? What do I do?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 29 minutes by:
9/13/2017
socrateaser
socrateaser, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 40,064
Experience: Retired
Verified

NOTICE: If you are presented with an offer for a phone consultation, which may appear to have been sent by me, please know that this is an automated website offer, and that I do not participate in this Justanswer program. If you would like to correspond with me directly, whether by phone, email or otherwise, then do not accept the phone call offer, because your request will be accepted by a random contributor, who may or may not be licensed to practice law in California – and, I will be unable to provide further assistance. Instead, simply type to me that you would like my direct contact info, and I will send you a specific offer for that purpose.

Hello,

I am a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside Counties), the Bar of the U.S. Tax Court, the California and National Associations of Realtors, and I have comprehensive information about all areas of California law.

An IRS summons is capable of modification by the IRS or by a U.S. District Court on a complaint to quash or modify the summons. Federal tax law requires that the summons must be "reasonable," and a 14-hour drive probably is not -- unless the IRS pays your reasonable travel expenses in advance (which is also provided for under federal law).

You may need to hire legal representation to help you with this matter. A lot depends on whether or not you are a third-party witness, or the taxpayer who is the target of the investigation. Also, if the summons is really only a records request, then you may be able to satisfy the summons by sending copies of the requested records, rather than making a personal appearance.

f you need more personal attention than can be provided in this public forum, I can arrange to send you an offer of direct correspondence, and we can take the discussion offline into a confidential setting. Please let me know if you're interested.

If not, then I hope I've answered your question. Please let me know if you require further clarification. And, please provide a positive feedback rating for my answer (click 3, 4 or 5 stars) -- otherwise, Justanswer retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing for my efforts in your behalf. Note: If you cannot find the rating button on your webpage, please just type in your rating in a response to this note, and customer service will apply the rating for you.

Thanks again for using Justanswer!

socrateaser
socrateaser, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 40,064
Experience: Retired
Verified
socrateaser and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
If I do not show up for an IRS civil summons as the tax payer will an arrest warrent be issued,
Blake
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 218
Verified
Phone call session started

Hello again,

I see that you have accepted a phone call from a different contributor. Please let me know if you need further assistance

Thanks again for using Justanswer!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask socrateaser Your Own Question
socrateaser
socrateaser
socrateaser, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 40,064
40,064 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Retired

socrateaser is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
Yesterday I received a summons because one of my creditors
Yesterday I received a summons because one of my creditors is suing me. I have 30 days to respond by mail. Where do I get the form to respond. … read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
1,166 satisfied customers
I won a small claims judgement of around $4,000.00 about 3
I won a small claims judgement of around $4,000.00 about 3 years ago in San Diego County California. The defendant however disappeared before I could collect on the court-ordered judgement. I recently… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
I have jadjment against a doctor that he had office in San
I have jadjment against a doctor that he had office in San Diego city. the jadjment is fron San Diego speror court to pay me about$600. ut this doctor closed his office in San Diego. he has two office… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,136 satisfied customers
I am permanently disabled (SSDI) & received AN "iNFRACTION" for violating C
I am permanently disabled (SSDI) & received AN "iNFRACTION" for violating CA Vehicle Code section 22350 (exceeding basic speeding law on a HIGHWAY, when I was NOT DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY! I was cited in … read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
In my work I have to travel to 2 different food establishments.
In my work I have to travel to 2 different food establishments. I have a primary duty location (headquarters establishment) and a secondary duty location (another food establishment). The primary duty… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
I have been served to provide an oral deposition in a civil
I have been served to provide an oral deposition in a civil case involving my former employer in California (XYZ), plaintiff, against a contractor (ABC). I worked for XYZ five years ago as the chief a… read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
I have a trial date on the 10th to get back my child from two
I have a trial date on the 10th to get back my child from two female couples I gave temporary custody (one is an aunt and the other is a partner). Now they are trying to take full custody and I have n… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
Im a field technitian, the company is pushing too many services
I'm a field technitian, the company is pushing too many services & mileage but they do not want to pay overtime, many tricks to avoid to pay for expenses or the right mileage also for the the amount o… read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
i live in nevada county ca. i lend money to a lawyer who lives
i live in nevada county ca. i lend money to a lawyer who lives in san diego county. i send the money from grass valley ca to his personal checking bank WF and a lawyer trust account in San Diego. I am… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
My father (Pasadena, CA) established a family trust that described
My father (Pasadena, CA) established a family trust that described control and disposition of a cabin in the desert a long time ago. The cabin was to have been shared by the children, and not sold as … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,147 satisfied customers
I just received a form in the mail from my husband, that once
I just received a form in the mail from my husband, that once signed will terminate my legal rights concerning our divorce. He failed to include the petition for divorce so I refused to sign it. By re… read more
LegalEase
LegalEase
Attorney At Law
Juris Doctor
892 satisfied customers
A SUBPOENA WAS DELIVERED TO MY FRIENDS RESIDENCE IN SAN DIEGO,
A SUBPOENA WAS DELIVERED TO MY FRIENDS RESIDENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CA. FOR ME TO APPEAR IN SAN DIEGO COURT AS A WITNESS. BUT I NO LONGER RESIDE IN CALIFORNIA. I AM LIVING 2500MILES AWAY FROM CALIFORNIA. W… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,408 satisfied customers
I have been served a summons. The court of record is Superior
I have been served a summons. The court of record is Superior Court of California, County of Humbolt. I am a resident of San Diego County and the summons states "This court is the proper court because… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
I have received a Notice to Appear in court on July 22 at 8 15
I have received a Notice to Appear in court on July 22 at 8:15 am in New Braunfels which is about 80 miles away because of a Violation of City Ordinance - Public Nuisance/ Property. I have a property … read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
Summons to appear in small claims court for claim that is 5
Summons to appear in small claims court for claim that is 5 yrs old. Also, Improper venue as it is 300 miles from my home. Should I call plaintiffs lawyer and request correct venue, or should I appear… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
Is there a written law in San Diego that trees located at a ...
Is there a written law in San Diego that trees located at a park cannot be trimmed? If so, where can I find it? My son has asked the City for years to trim/cut trees that were blocking access for emer… read more
Thomas Swartz
Thomas Swartz
Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,898 satisfied customers
My sister that lives in California has 10 children and her ...
My sister that lives in California has 10 children and her husband of 20+ years, who's and attorney wants to divorce her. He told her they need to go to a mediator this monday and get it settled that … read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers
our daughter was enrolled in barbizon a few years back, now ...
our daughter was enrolled in barbizon a few years back, now when we discussed the location in the beginning it was at a place some 40 miles away. then they changed the locatation to 3 hrs away. now ob… read more
LawNinvest
LawNinvest
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
66 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x