IRS Tax Appeal Process
  • November 25, 2019
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Are you looking to appeal an IRS decision on your personal tax situation? If that is the case, reaching out to the IRS’s office of appeals can be the way to go. The office works independently to review IRS tax disputes and resolve all taxpayer IRS tax problems as fairly as possible. In many cases, an appeal is the key to getting out of tax problems. However, to successfully appeal an IRS decision, you have to follow a specific process and preferably get help from a tax attorney that is experienced in the IRS tax appeals process. Any mistakes can delay or negatively affect the result of your appeal application.

If you want to be successful in your IRS tax appeal request, read on. We go over all the details that go into requesting an appeal for your IRS tax dispute.

File A Protest

To file for an appeal with the IRS office of appeals, the first thing you should do if file a protest. This must be done in writing, in the form of a letter. It is important that you mail this letter directly to the IRS and not the IRS office of appeals. Sending your protest to the wrong office can delay or prevent your request from being approved.

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What Happens Next?

  • Once received, your IRS tax appeals request letter will be reviewed by the IRS Examination or Collection office. They will asses your case on a personal basis and try to come up with a way to settle the issue.
  • Only when your tax dispute can’t be solved at this stage does the IRS tax appeal process continue. If that is the case, your protest letter is forwarded to the IRS Appeals Office to continue with deliberations.
  • Once your protest makes its way into the office of appeals, you’ll have to represent your case.
  • While you might choose to represent yourself, this isn’t always the best choice. Especially since you’ll be presenting your case to people working in the IRS that are well versed in IRS appeal processes and tax law.
  • When it comes to representation, the best choice is always working with a tax law professional. Tax attorneys know how the IRS works and what needs to be done to present a successful case.

Other Appeal Cases

Small Case Request

Is your entire amount of proposed additional tax and penalties, for each period, under 25,000? If so, you can submit a small case request. All you have to do is follow the instructions in the letter that you receive and use form 12203 to provide the IRS with a written statement.

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Collection Decision Appeals

A collection decision appeal applies when you disagree with a lien, levy, seizure or a denial. It is also applicable when you want to dispute a modification or termination of a previous installment agreement.

Follow specific instructions for each specific situation to request an appeal. A professional IRS tax law expert can best guide you through the IRS tax appeals process.

Successful IRS Tax Appeals: Nick Nemeth’s Law Offices

Resolving your IRS tax problems can best be accomplished with the help of an experienced tax attorney. For over 20 years, Nick Nemeth has successfully resolved tax problems and disputes for many clients. There’s no better ally for your IRS Tax appeals than the experienced attorneys at our offices. Get your free case evaluation & consultation today by filling out our contact form or calling us at (972) 426-2553.

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