IRS appeals are meant to resolve tax controversies without having to litigate them. However, you cannot just schedule or ask for an appeals hearing any time you want or because you are unable to pay your tax debt at the moment. It has certain prerequisites, including the fact that you should have received a notice that explains your right to dispute an IRS decision.
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The following are matters that can be brought up for an appeals hearing:
Audit disagreements and assessments of tax debt plus interest and penalties can be disputed at an appeals hearing. You can seek an offer in compromise to reduce the amount payable, or ask for an installment agreement. If you have received a notice of lien or levy, you can ask for a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing within 30 days of getting the notice. Filing for a CDP hearing not only gives you the right to appeal against the collection process, but also preserves your right to take the matter to court after the hearing.
You can also go the CAP process if you have received a notice for lien, levy, seizure or termination of an installment agreement. CAP offers you a hearing for an appeal, but you lose your right to go to court to contest the appeal decision. You may also file for bankruptcy which can discharge tax debt, provided the right conditions exist.
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Did you know?
You have to meet with a Collections Manager before a CAP hearing.
If you ask for an appeal hearing under CAP, you have to be ready with an alternate solution and meet a collections manager to discuss the case.