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Appealing an IRS Decision

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a forum for taxpayers — both businesses and individuals — to appeal a tax decision without having to undergo a formal court proceeding.

The IRS Office of Appeals resolves more than 100,000 cases a year in which taxpayers disagree with the IRS’s decisions. If a taxpayer has submitted an Offer in Compromise (OIC), in an attempt to settle a tax debt, and the OIC is rejected, then the taxpayer may file an appeal with the IRS Office of Appeals.

Although the Office of Appeals is not a formal court proceeding, submitting a successful appeal does require knowledge of tax law and of the procedures of the Office of Appeals.

Professional Legal Assistance With IRS Appeals

At the law office of B. Phillips & Associates, P.C., we regularly handle tax decision appeals on behalf of both business and individual taxpayers who disagree with an IRS decision. We appeal collections decisions; we do not handle appeals of examination issues, also known as appeals of tax return decisions.

Our law firm is led by attorney Bob J. Phillips. Every client of the firm works directly with Mr. Phillips and receives his personal attention throughout the duration of their case.

Examples of the types of IRS appeals on behalf of business or individual taxpayers our law firm handles include:

  • Appeals of rejected Offers in Compromise from taxpayers who owe back taxes and wish to make a lower lump-sum payment or installment payments
  • Appeals of rejected Offers in Compromise from taxpayers who used an Offer in Compromise to request penalty abatement, and were denied
  • Appeals of rejected Offers in Compromise from business taxpayers attempting to resolve nonpayment of trust fund payroll taxes