The IRS is just as eager as you are to settle your debt as quickly as possible. The tax experts at Optima Tax Relief review the appeals process and explain the rights to appeal that every taxpayer has.
While many taxpayers may live in fear of the IRS – particularly if they are in the red when it comes to their tax debt, it may come as a surprise that the IRS actually embraces a proactive philosophy regarding working with its taxpayers to help them navigate through any tax-related debt accrual. While many taxpayers may opt to avoid tackling their tax debt head on with the IRS, there are a number of programs the IRS has created to aid taxpayers so they don’t have to manage through the debt alone. The tax experts at Optima Tax Relief reviews the taxpayer appeals rights, so that all taxpayers understand the appeals process.
Like any other corporation, it is just as advantageous for the IRS to avoid any court proceedings in an effort to get an outstanding debt from a taxpayer satisfied. Court proceedings are long, arduous and expensive for any and all parties involved, including the IRS.
Every taxpayer has specific rights of appeal they need to understand, especially if they owe the IRS back taxes. The administrative appeals process exists so that the IRS and taxpayers alike can both benefit from staying out of the courtroom. The Office of Appeals exists to enable an independent review process of tax disputes and to provide a channel for resolving tax disputes fairly and impartially.
An appeals conference may seem intimidating, but they often follow a relatively informal format, but do require preparation. You can learn more about the appeals process, including what to expect and how best to prepare by accessing the Appeals section of the IRS.gov website. There you will find information about alternative dispute resolution processes, technical guidance, international programs, and more.
You can also learn more about the Appeals process by reviewing the Appeals Process: Exam Issues YouTube video. Get the latest Appeals news, information, and settlement guidelines by following the IRS News and IRS Tax Professionals Twitter accounts as well.