From an IRS notice, to an audit, to a collection appeals hearing – your IRS problems have certainly increased. You have the right to request for an appeal if you disagree with the IRS decision. When the IRS gets your appeal, it becomes aware that you don’t agree with the ruling and you would like to have a meeting to discuss ways to resolve this dispute.
You may file appeals for:
- Penalties and interest
- IRS seizures, levies, and liens
- Installment agreement terminations and rejected offers in compromise
- Employment tax adjustments and the trust fund recovery penalty
Conform to the guidelines and time-frames for what you are appealing. It must be filed right in an apropos manner.
If you do not wish to lose your chance at an appeal by filing it too late and erroneously, ask for a collection appeals hearing as soon as possible, especially if the IRS increased your tax bill by adding penalties and interest.
You have the right to file a tax debt collection appeal if you’ve been served notice of an IRS levy or seizure, whether verbal or written. You can file the appeal before the IRS enforces the levy or seizure.
How to File a Collection Appeal The Proper Way
Explain why you’re disputing the IRS decision and suggest a resolution on the collection appeal form. The appeals officer handling your case will then make a decision in 5 days.
What to Expect
Collection appeal hearings are usually informal. This can be through telephone or correspondence. You can represent yourself or bring representation if a hearing is set.