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Basics of Tax Appeals – History and Purpose

When you have a disagreement with the IRS over the amount of tax you owe, you may need to enter into negotiations with the Office of Appeals. The Office of Appeals is in charge of administrative dispute resolution with the IRS.

How to Negotiate with a Tax Appeals Officer

The Tax Appeals conference is presided over by the Appeals officer in charge of the case. Although the process is rather informal, the IRS and the Treasury Department provide some guidance as to how the conference is to be conducted in the Internal Revenue Manual and Treasury Regulations (1).