You Have The Right To Appeal The IRS’ Decisions
Have you received an IRS notice? Did you open and read it — or did you put it away without even a glance?
When you first hit the IRS’ radar, it may simply mean it has a question about your return. If you do not provide a satisfying answer, it will resolve the situation in the way it thinks best, which could mean you owe taxes.
At each step, the agency mails you a notice describing the issue and listing your rights, options and alternatives. These notices often, but not always, come by certified mail. Never ignore any correspondence you receive from the IRS, but make sure you understand the issue and know your rights before you respond or pay the taxes the IRS says you owe.
If you have been contacted by the IRS, do not delay and do not panic. Contact The Peck Group, LC, immediately to discuss your situation with a lawyer. We provide a free half-hour consultation.
What Can I Do If The IRS Claims I Owe Money?
One important option for resolving disputed tax liabilities is your right to a review by the appeals division of the IRS.
The division’s mission is to resolve tax controversies, preferably without litigation, on a basis that is fair and impartial to both the government and the taxpayer in a manner that will enhance voluntary compliance and public confidence in the integrity and efficiency of the service.
Remember: To be considered, an IRS appeal must be submitted in a timely fashion. Often enough, however, the IRS does not make your appeal rights clear or provide any information about what needs to be presented to achieve the result that is best for you. It does not make it easy for you to understand the urgency of the situation. You need an experienced legal advocate on your side.
We Can Represent You Before The IRS Appeals Division Or The U.S. Tax Court
If the IRS appeals division rules against you, the next step may be to file a petition in the United States Tax Court to dispute that decision. Whereas the appeals division’s analysis of the dispute is primarily about determining whether you have provided the necessary documentation for a valid claim, the Tax Court will consider whether you or the IRS has correctly interpreted the tax law in your situation.
By retaining an attorney who is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and experienced in presenting tax cases to both the IRS appeals division and the U.S. Tax Court, you ensure the continuity of understanding that can be critical for achieving a positive result.
You Don’t Have To Challenge The IRS Alone
Do not face an IRS appeal on your own. Tax attorney Jason Peck has more than 20 years of experience representing businesses and individuals throughout the United States in tax disputes within the IRS, at the appeals division and before the U.S. Tax Court.