Appealing a Tax Dispute

Did you know that many decisions by the IRS can be appealed to the IRS’ Office of Appeals? The role of this office, an independent division of the IRS, is to resolve tax disputes in a fair and impartial way.

The following are examples of situations where you may benefit from filing an appeal:

  • You disagree with a decision the IRS made after auditing your tax return.
  • You believe the IRS plans to collect tax you believe you do not owe.
  • You disagree with the filing of a Notice of Federal Tax Lien on your property.
  • You disagree with a levy on your bank account to collect tax.

Once you submit your appeal, the Appeals Office will take a look at the information the IRS provides and listen to your case. After reviewing both sides, they will make their own independent decision on your case. Their decision will be fair to both parties.

The Office of Appeals is generally successful in resolving cases without going to Tax Court.

For more information, visit IRS.gov/appeals.

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Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.
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