Whenever possible, our goal is to resolve tax disputes at the audit/examination level. However, sometimes this is not possible, and an appeal is necessary. Maybe you attempted to represent yourself in an audit and ended up with a bad result that you don’t agree with. If this is the case, it is time to appeal.
While an appeal seems daunting to most taxpayers, it is actually a great opportunity to resolve issues that arose in an audit without having to take the matter to tax court. Appeals officers typically have a more sophisticated understanding of both tax law and procedure than examiners. Therefore, an appeals hearing can lead to a more positive outcome when complicated issues have come up on audit that the examiner seemed ill-equipped to handle.
Contact our firm today to discuss your tax appeal and how we can assist you.