You may be eligible to appeal your tax debt in certain cases. If successful, you can reduce the amount you owe to the IRS. During this process, you can delay collection actions such as bank levies.
Learning you’re under examination of the IRS is stressful. People in this situation gain comfort knowing they can appeal the outcome; the process is similar to a court case. The difference is that instead of a judge overseeing your case, a neutral officer presides over the conversation between your representative and the IRS in a process called an appeals conference.
About IRS Tax Appeal
The purpose of an appeals conference is to solve problems without going to court. You can hire an official representative, such as an enrolled agent, tax attorney or CPA. He or she must be authorized by the IRS to represent you. If a settlement is not reached in the appeals conference, you may file a case in court. You must have a solid reason to file a court case.
What can you appeal?
- Offers in compromise
- Innocent spouse relief decisions
- Installment payment plans
- Penalty abatement removals
You may appeal IRS decisions if:
- You receive a letter from the IRS that mentions your right to appeal.
- You disagree with the IRS’s decision.
- You refuse to sign the agreement form sent to you.
You may not appeal if:
- The IRS only sent you a bill with no mention of appeals.
- The reason you want to appeal is because you cannot afford to pay taxes.
It is not wise to handle an IRS tax appeal on your own. An experienced tax professional will offer confidence and security during the process. A successful appeal depends on every single piece of evidence being highlighted appropriately.
It’s better to have peace of mind when you’re appealing against the IRS, isn’t it?
Long Island Tax Resolution Services’ team of experts will protect your rights and guide you through the tax appeal process. If you disagree with the amount you are being asked to pay, we can help. Our tax experts will determine whether or not an appeal is justified, decide on the terms of your appeal, and help you obtain the necessary documents to support the appeal. After studying your case, situation, and financials, we will file your appeal to ensure you aren’t the victim of an incorrect decision.
Don’t settle for an IRS decision as final! Contact us today for your tax appeal.
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