Do you want to dispute with IRS Collections?

Written by admin on June 15th, 2011

If you dispute an Internal Revenue Service decision regarding collection of tax money, you have the right to appeal.  To get to this point, you would have received an IRS notification of audit and you would have already gone through such an audit.  If you disagree with the IRS determination or certain other aspects of collections procedure, this is your process for appealing –

Appeals are applied for employment tax adjustments, interest and penalties, trust fund recovery penalty, liens, installment agreement termination, levies, rejected offers in compromise, and seizures.

Depending upon the nature of your appeal, time limitations and guidelines will differ.  You will need to have detailed information in order to correctly process your Collection Appeal within the applicable time frame.

Most Collection Appeals are a response to an Internal Revenue Service Audit.  If you have been audited and find yourself in disagreement with the Internal Revenue Service determination, you will want to begin the appeal process as soon as possible.  If your appeal is incorrectly filed or not filed within the specified time frame, you could lose your right to appeal altogether.

If you have been given written or verbal notice of an impending Internal Revenue Service seizure or levy, you have the right to file a Collection Appeal before the action is enforced.

You must fill out a Collection Appeal form in order to file an appeal.  The form makes allowances for you to explain your dispute and to offer a resolution.  The IRS will assign an Appeals Officer to your case and he or she will reach a determination within five days.

The Internal Revenue Service may attempt to settle your appeal via telephone, fax, email, or post.  In the event this is not practical, a hearing may be scheduled.  You have the option of representation at the hearing.

If you feel it is necessary, you may want to consult a tax resolution specialist or tax attorney to help you through this process.  As this is a disputed matter, it is always good to have an expert at your side.  Your tax resolution specialist or attorney will want to be kept in the loop at every step in the process.  They will help you to be certain that you are filing your Collection Appeal correctly, and in a timely fashion.  Should it come down to a hearing, he or she should be happy to represent your interests during your conference with the Internal Revenue Service.

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