If you’ve been assessed a tax balance, e.g. due to an audit, you have the right to go to Tax Court. However, filing an administrative appeal with the IRS may be a better option. As long as your reason for appealing your tax assessment is something other than: religious, moral or political, conscientious objections, you have the right to dispute the results of your tax assessments.
The IRS Appeals office operates as an independent organization within the IRS, with the goal of resolving tax controversies fairly and impartially, without litigation.
There are two types of appeals: Collection Due Process (CDP) and Collections Appeals Process (CAP). Your appeals hearing can be held in person, over the phone or by mail and you have the right to have representation throughout the process.
Appeals are a great way to have your case heard by an independent third party, while avoiding the cost and time consumption of going to court. Appeals is where most escalated controversies end, as only a relatively few court filings make it before an actual judge.
When we cannot secure a favorable resolution with an IRS representative, we will not hesitate to take your case to the next level and get you the attention and reconsideration you deserve.