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5 Steps To Requesting An IRS Appeals Conference

5 Steps To Requesting An IRS Appeals Conference

How to Request an Appeals Conference with the IRS
If you do not agree with parts of your tax bill from the IRS, there are ways to contest these charges. In addition, if the IRS charges you with unpaid taxes stretching back a few years, there are appeals where you can demonstrate your paid taxes to counter their claims. Here is a look at three ways to request an appeals conference with the IRS.
Incorrect Decisions:
There are three major ways you can prove your case against the IRS. The first involves incorrect decisions, where you must demonstrate that the IRS made a wrong decision because they did not interpret the laws correctly.
These cases usually involve a deep discussion of the IRS tax code, which is why it is best to appoint an attorney to help you with the situation. It is very unlikely that someone who does not have a legal background related to taxes can win an appeal against the IRS. Your attorney can sift through your financial records from the period in question, look at the relevant tax codes and determine whether the IRS acted incorrectly in any way.
Misunderstanding of Facts:
There are two requests pertaining to misunderstanding of facts. If the tax period’s amount is lower than $25,000, it is acceptable to send a letter to the appeals committee detailing the taxes you contest and why they are being contested. The IRS has a Form 12203 that provides details on how to prepare this case.
If the tax amount for that year is greater than $25,000, it is necessary to compile a formal request to the IRS contesting any of the charges. This appeal must include all your personal and financial details, a statement to the relevant IRS office, a letter that deeply discusses the taxes you are contesting and citations of any laws or tax codes that confirm your belief that the IRS overcharged you because of a misunderstanding.
Inappropriate Action:
Collections from the IRS often occur if they believe someone has a large number of unpaid taxes from the past few years. However, sometimes there are disagreements over how many taxes are involved and what is already paid. In other instances, individuals might offer the IRS a compromise that involves them paying slightly less in back taxes. If the IRS rejects this settlement offer, it is possible to take the case to a collections appeal. There are four different IRS sub-programs for appealing collection decisions.