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Appeals... Resolving Tax Disputes

What Can Appeals Do for You?
The Appeals mission is to resolve tax controversies, without litigation, on a basis which is fair and impartial to both the Government and the taxpayer in a manner that will enhance voluntary compliance and public confidence in the integrity and efficiency of the Service.

Is Appeals the Place for You?
Appeals resolves over 100,000 cases per year.

Are You Ready to Request an Appeals Conference or Hearing?
You're ready to file a protest. Here's the information you will need.

Preparing a Request for Appeals
You're ready to file a protest. Here's the information you will need.

What Can You Expect from Appeals?
Appeals will take a fresh look at your case and make a fair and impartial decision.

Appeals Online Self-Help Tools
These tools deal with some of the most frequently encountered problems - the rejection of a request for innocent spouse relief; the denial of a request for abatement of certain delinquency penalties; and the rejection of an Offer in Compromise. These tools are simple interactive screens (decision trees) to provide assistance to customers who are not represented by tax professionals.

Forms and Publications About Your Appeal Rights
Official IRS resources about the Appeals process and your rights as a taxpayer to dispute your tax case.

Careers with Appeals
Rewarding opportunities, excellent benefits, and great people.

Appealing Examination Issues

Appealing Collection Issues

Appeals Customer Satisfaction Survey
Appeals is conducting a survey of customers who have been through the Appeals process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
There are ways to resolve tax issues faster.

Domestic and International Programs
Compliance Coordinated Issues, Appeals Coordinated Issues, Appeals Emerging Issues

Art Appraisal Services
Taxpayer cases selected for audit containing artwork are referred to the Art Appraisal Services for review by an Art Advisory Panel.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 13-Feb-2013