An adverse decision by an IRS agent in the audit process does not mean the end of the road. Many decisions are appealed successfully. That’s why it is so important to have an experienced attorney on your side. I represent individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations experiencing financial hardship and understand the emotional strain of the audit process. I strive to achieve better results for my clients through a well-prepared and effective appeal.
The IRS has a formal appeals process for those individuals who receive a negative examination report after going through the informal audit process. But the appeals process is not limited to audits. In fact, you can appeal any negative IRS decision, including:
- Offers in compromise
- Wage garnishments
I understand the appeals process and when it is advantageous to appeal a decision. In consultation with you, we will decide what the best approach is and act accordingly. In many cases, appealing an audit does not require face-to-face contact with the IRS in court. However, if we determine that meeting the IRS in court offers the best chance for success, I am not afraid to do so.
Keep in mind that you must act quickly to appeal a negative determination. After a negative determination, the IRS typically sends what is commonly known as a “30-day letter.” As the name suggests, you have 30 days from the date of the letter, NOT the date you receive the letter, to appeal or “protest” the determination. It is imperative that the appeal be filed timely.
Considering the intricacies of the IRS and its processes, it is vital to have an experienced Philadelphia area attorney who can help guide you through the process and fight for your rights. Put my experience representing companies both big and small, as well as start-ups and individuals, to work in helping you achieve the best possible and least-costly result. In most cases, a negotiated settlement can be reached. According to the IRS’s own statistics, approximately 85 to 90 percent of appeals filed by taxpayers are settled at the Appeals Office level. To ensure the best possible negotiated outcome, email or call Moretsky Law.
Call 215-344-8343 or contact me by e-mail to arrange your free consultation with a Montgomery County IRS tax controversy attorney.
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