IRS Independent Office of Appeals: If you do not agree with the IRS…
Before you request an appeal, make sure that you have provided the IRS employee handling your case with any information, documents, and explanations that the employee requested, or that you would like the IRS to consider.
If you have not submitted this information, contact the IRS employee identified in the letter you received and provide this information within the specified time limit.
If you provide new information or raise new issues to Appeals that the IRS has not previously considered, it may first need to be considered by an IRS employee, which will likely delay the resolution of your case. (More information on the Appeals Conference in a later Tuesday Tax Tip.)
If you don’t agree with the changes proposed by the IRS, you may contact the IRS employee identified in the letter you received to discuss the issues.
Generally, if you cannot reach an agreement with the IRS employee, you may request a discussion with the employee’s supervisor.
If you still don’t agree after your attempts to resolve the matter with the IRS employee and/or supervisor, you may request Fast Track Settlement (FTS) if your case qualifies, or an administrative appeal with Appeals. (More information on these topics in a later Tuesday Tax Tip)
.Next week: Continuation of the Appeal Process