Effective September 2, 2014: New IRS Appeals Process

On September 2nd, 2014, the IRS will change the way it handles audit appeals. The IRS Office of Appeals, under the new Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC) project, will “no longer. . . be examiners…

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How to Appeal an IRS Audit

The Notice of Deficiency If you are audited and cannot come to an agreement with the examining agent, the IRS will issue what is known as a Notice of Deficiency (sometimes also called the 90…

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Joe Francis Sues IRS For Wrongful Collection Action – UPDATED

WebCPA reports that Joe Francis of “Girls Gone Wild” fame has filed a lawsuit against the IRS for illegal collection activities (emphasis added): [S]hortly after the judge accepted his plea deal, the IRS filed a lien…

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IRS Fast Track Taxpayer Settlement Program

California Tax Attorney Mitchell Port writes about the IRS’s post-appeals mediation and arbitration programs (Fast Track Settlement Pilot Program) for Offers in Compromise and the assessments of Trust Fund Recovery Penalties: Under these two alternative dispute resolution…

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IRS Appeals: To Docket or not to Docket

When a taxpayer does not agree with the results of an IRS audit he has the right to challenge those results. He can do so in one of two ways: 1) by filing a written…

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