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Apr 25, 2018

What is involved with appealing disagreements?

A tough but fair question to ask yourself when looking at your IRS audit situation is how can you appeal a disagreement that you have with the IRS over something that they are attempting to audit you over? That does happen from time to time when you may run into a situation where the IRS simply got it wrong. We like to think that this would not happen to us, but out of the millions of tax returns that the IRS has to process each year, there are definitely some people who are going to fall through the cracks.

In the event that you want to appeal a disagreement you have with the IRS, you should know that you can set up a meeting with an IRS agent in your area to review your case. You will probably want to bring an attorney along with you just to have the legal backup that you may need while arguing some of these concepts.

When requesting a meeting with the agent make sure that you lay out the time and location very carefully. You will want to also make it clear if this meeting is going to be a face-to-face meeting or something that is conducted over the telephone. For minor issues a telephone meeting between just yourself and the agent might be all that is required. Face-to-face meetings are reserved for more complex and serious tax matters.

You have the legal right to represent yourself in matters, but you might find this to be overly burdensome at the end of the day. They say that a wise person never represents themselves in court. That might be the case for dealing with a tax situation as well. After all, we do not want to ever put ourselves in a place where we are not able to defend ourselves to the utmost of our ability. We certainly run that risk if we choose to represent ourselves with the IRS agent rather than getting an attorney to do so.

The attorney can actually set up the meeting for you if you wish as well. Just let them know what your intentions are when you go into this meeting and it should be no problem. They are happy to help you navigate your way through what we all know can be a very difficult process and time. Fortunately, legal experts like these lawyers do exist and can help you every step along the way.

You must always remember that you are the only one who truly cares about your legal and tax situation. You cannot hope that the IRS is going to treat you fairly when they have not provided any evidence that they are going to do this. Instead, it is your responsibility to take charge of your own life and priorities to get the kind of results that you want out of this situation. An attorney can do you a lot of good when the rubber meets the road like it does in these circumstances.

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