What Is An IRS Appeal?
How Many Ways Can You Appeal?
Refer to Publication 5, Your Appeal Rights and How to Prepare a Protest If you Don’t Agree, which is included with each notice. When you prepare the formal protest or small case request make sure that you state why you don’t agree with being held liable for the unpaid taxes. You can also make a written statement if you disagree with any added amounts that are being proposed. Make sure that your written request has a clear reason that you disagree. Be prepared to have details that support your position. Documents and records are good to bring with you in order to support the argument you are making.
If You Want to Appeal
Contact Taxpayer Assistance
This is to ensure you are contacted by the Appeals officer that will be assigned to your case. Each notice contains a deadline in which the protest must be made by. Generally, the deadline date is 30 days from the date that the notice was originally issued. If more than 120 days has passed and you have not been contacted by a specific IRS officer within the Appeals unit, you should contact the IRS by phone at the office in which your request was sent. If you are unable to obtain the direct contact information for the person who is working your case, there is an option for you to request that a taxpayer assistance case be opened. The Taxpayer
Assistance Line is 1-800-829-1040. The overall time it will take for your case to be resolved all depends on the specific requests made related to your case.
What Is An Appeals Processor?
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Once you have included the laws and information in your protest, it is common practice that each taxpayer must sign and date the written protest stating that all information in the request is true and under the penalties of perjury. If you hire a tax expert to assist you in the Appeals process and they are the ones preparing the written protest for you then he or she must sign a declaration that to the best of their knowledge all info included in the request is true, accurate and correct.