IRS Tax Appeals


IRS Tax Appeals | Appeals and Protests

It is often the case that IRS audits do not result in a favorable outcome for the taxpayer. If the IRS concludes that you owe additional taxes to the IRS, you have the right to appeal that decision. Your appeal will be administered by a revenue officer who has a more in-depth understanding of the tax law and has more authority to negotiate a tax settlement with you. While many IRS tax disputes settle at the appeals level, it is crucial that you have an IRS appeals tax lawyer who has a deep understanding of the federal tax laws and who has the experience and skills to negotiate your proposed tax debt.

At Dallo Law Group, tax lawyer Michael Dallo, formerly with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, has the understanding of the IRS policies and procedures, legal skills and negotiation tactics to represent you before IRS Appeals and help you reach favorable tax results. Dallo Law Group knows that the successful resolution of each IRS tax appeal requires a sound understanding of the facts and circumstances of your individual case. For that reason, we will conduct a thorough analysis of your tax case so as to present the best arguments at IRS Appeals.

Challenging an Audit in the IRS Appeals Division

The IRS appeals division is an independent organization within the IRS whose primary focus is to assist taxpayers and the government to resolve tax disagreements. Each year, thousands of taxpayers use this group to review disputes with IRS and help to impartially determine the outcome. In this way, litigation can be avoided in Tax Court, which saves time, money, and resources for both sides. It is also important to note that taxpayers who use this IRS Appeals Division never will generally retain their right to a judicial review.

Taxpayers can request appeals review of an audit for a number of diverse and advantageous reasons. First, the process of appealing is simple and more often than not, there is some savings to the taxpayer when the appeal is completed. In addition, appealing an audit provides an opportunity to narrow the issues of disagreement which could lead to a better outcome if the audit goes to Tax Court. The bottom line is if you disagree with the IRS audit findings, the collection process imposed, or the penalties which were assessed, you have the right to appeal the decision and chances are you may end up with a more favorable outcome.

Some possible outcomes of an IRS appeal include either a negotiated settlement or a reversal. These informal negotiations can lead to a reduction of your tax bill. In fact, studies have found that in most cases, outcomes of the appeal result in decreases in taxes, penalties, and interest originally imposed by the auditor.

IRS Tax Appeal Process in San Diego

There are specific steps for the tax appeal process. Once you disagree with an IRS decision, you can initiate an appeal by submitting a written protest explaining specifically why you disagree and then sending it to the address on the letter that stated your appeal rights. This letter must be sent within 30 days of the date you received notice of the IRS decision. Once the letter is received, the IRS employee will begin drafting your appeals case; therefore, be sure your information includes your contact details, the disputed issues, the reason you disagree, and the statutes that support your case. Once that is done, you must be patient and wait to hear back from the IRS, which can take several months.

Get in Touch with a San Diego IRS Appeals Attorney

Are you looking to challenge an IRS audit decision? Are you deciding whether to pursue a CAP or CDP hearing? With either option, it requires a very detailed and complicated analysis of the specific facts and circumstances and overall strategy which will be selected. It is never a one-size-fits-all scenario. The attorneys at Dallo Law Group will analyze the many different factors, including the client’s specific goal.

Contact us for a consultation to discuss how Dallo Law Group can assist you reach a favorable outcome of your IRS Appeal.