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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 843 Appealing

Instructions and Help about Can Form 843 Appealing

Hi, I'm Lawrence Lawler, national director of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers. This series is about solving common tax problems. Today, we will discuss the appeal of IRS actions. It's important to remember that the IRS is not always right and they can make mistakes or fail to consider important factors. Taxpayers have the right to appeal these actions. There are three common appeals that we will talk about. The first is the appeal of an offer in compromise. This appeal is often handled by the offer in compromise unit within the IRS. If the taxpayer is not satisfied with the results from the offer examiner, they can appeal to the appeals officers within the IRS appeals division, which is housed within the offer in compromise unit. However, it is also possible to request a face-to-face appeals hearing and have the case sent to the appeals office in your own city. The second appeal is related to examinations done by the IRS on taxpayers. If the taxpayer disagrees with the findings of the auditor, who is typically called a revenue agent, they should first talk to the auditor's supervisor. If they are still not satisfied, they have the right to appeal to an appeals officer who has the authority to make a decision and potentially change the results of the examination. The third appeal is related to collection actions. This appeal involves a taxpayer who owes money and cannot afford to pay all of it. In this case, they will be dealing with a settlement officer in the appeals division who has the authority to make decisions concerning collection matters. It is recommended to request a face-to-face appeals hearing in this situation. It is important to note that the IRS appeals division is generally good to work with. They have...