IRS Appeals Process
If you have received an outcome from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other taxing authority that you disagree with, you have the right to appeal that decision through the IRS Appeals Process. The Office of Appeals has a mission to play mediator between taxpayers and the government. Their objective view allows for disputes to be resolved at an early stage during the audit or collection process. By having Allied Tax Advisory Group handle the IRS appeal process you may reduce your tax obligation or eliminate it entirely. We have the experience and determination to help you reach the most ideal resolution.
About an IRS Tax Appeal
Filing an appeal with the IRS Appeals office will provide you with a review of your case. The goal is to resolve tax problems without heading to court. Appeals is a separate and independent section of the IRS office where disagreements can be resolved on a basis that is fair for both the taxpayer and the government. Allied Tax Advisory Group has the knowledge and experience to guide from the beginning to the end of the appeals process. We begin by doing proper research on your tax situation and submit a formal protest letter. This includes a disagreement with the IRS and evidence of reasons supporting your position. Having a professional enrolled agent by your side can save you headaches and make sure that you have the best possible outcome with an IRS appeals.
After an Appeal is Filed
After filing an appeal, the Appeals officer that receives your case will call for a conference. This is when the IRS will explore the prospect of a settlement. The Appeals officer aims to close a large percentage of cases by basis. If the Appeals officer is unable to resolve your case, then you have the option to take the case to the federal courts. The odds of winning your case are surprisingly high, the average taxpayer who appeals an audit can expect a reduction of nearly 40%. Another advantage of appealing your audit is delayed in the due date of your tax bill, which can last for months ultimately giving you more time to work out a payment plan and gather funds.
It is important to keep in mind that during the appeals process it is possible that the Appeals officer will find the initial auditor missed certain tax obligations and determine that you owe more taxes. This is why having the experience of Allied Tax Advisory Group is even more critical. We know how to handle complex tax matters and will get you the best outcome legally possible.
State Tax Controversies
We also represent clients for state tax controversies. Like federal tax controversies, you have the right to appeal a California Franchise Tax Board assessment and the process starts by filing a written protest. Any tax appeal can be complex, but the team at Allied Tax Advisory Group is well prepared for the challenge. We provide our clients with comprehensive advice and are with them every step of the way.
If you are concerned about the possibility of a tax appeal, contact the experienced CPA’s and Tax Attorney’s at Allied Tax Group.