Have you recently received the results of an IRS audit of your tax return or that of your business and do not agree with the tax examiner’s findings?
If so, you have the right to appeal the adjustments made by the auditor. You generally have 30 days from the date the IRS issues its findings to file an appeal.
If you want to appeal the audit findings you generally must submit a formal written protest to the IRS Office of Appeals. The Appeals Office provides an independent review of the issues involved in your case and the basis for your disagreement. In small cases, a brief written statement of the issues to be appealed will be sufficient. We find it is better to submit a formal protest in all cases. The protest should present the facts and apply the law in a manner most favorable to the taxpayer. Sometimes a protest will present such a strong argument for your position that the Appeals Officer will rule in your favor without the need to hold a conference.
Normally the Appeals Officer will schedule a conference to discuss the facts and law, and, if possible, settle the disputed issues. The Appeal hearing may be conducted over the telephone or in person at the IRS Appeals office. At the conference we present your case and provide any documentation that supports your argument. Once the conference is over, the Appeals Officer has a variety of options. They may rule for or against you; request you provide additional evidence to support your position; or return the case to the Auditor for additional work.
Get Help with IRS Audit Appeals
We been working with the Appeals Office for more than 30 years and have successfully represented individual and business taxpayers resolve their IRS Audit Appeals issues. If you are in need of IRS Appeals representation or have been notified of an upcoming tax audit, call the Certified Public Accountants at East Coast Tax Consulting Group today at 561-826-9303 for a free no-obligation consultation.