IRS Appeals

If you are being audited, and have concerns that the IRS may discover that you committed fraud your tax return, don’t go at it alone.  The stakes have become high – here are guidelines to help you make a decision on the best way to proceed: 1.     Whatever you do, don’t represent yourself […]

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What do you do when you disagree with an IRS auditor? A common misperception of IRS audits is that whatever the auditor says, stands. The reality is far different – an IRS auditor’s findings are not final.  It’s okay to disagree. You have options.  The audit is not the end of the road. First, the […]

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If you owe the IRS money and are dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer, or even IRS Automated Collection Service, expect deadlines.  Deadlines to provide financial information, deadlines to provide unfiled returns, and deadlines for a plan for account resolution. These deadlines are serious – failure to timely comply is usually reason enough for the […]

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There is an uncanny consistency in the returns that I see the IRS auditing. The process that the IRS goes through to determine whether to audit a tax return is far from random.  The IRS knows what to look for, and can spot a return that is prone to having mistakes in it, making you […]

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The IRS sends out a lot of mail.  Any letter from the IRS should be taken seriously, but some have more legal ramifications than others.  Here are three of the most important IRS letters – what they mean, and how to respond: 1.     Notice of Deficiency.  The IRS sends this letter out as […]

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Meeting with the IRS is a stressful situation, filled with questions about what to expect.  If you have to meet with the IRS, a common concern is how to present yourself. Whether you are meeting with an IRS collections officer (Revenue Officer), an auditor (Revenue Agent) or with an appeals officer, it is important to […]

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