The IRS has the right to contact you and take action if the agency believes that you have failed to pay your taxes or are otherwise in violation of the tax code. However, that does not mean that you have to accept the IRS action, or proposed action, without appeal. It does not mean that the proposed IRS action is a done deal.
You Have the Right to Appeal
Your right to appeal an IRS action is broad. You can go about an appeal several different ways. Below are four common ways that some Oklahoma taxpayers seek relief from IRS actions. These ways include:
- A Collection Appeal Request: This might be appropriate if you disagree with an audit item or you are appealing a levy, for example.
- A Collection Due Process Hearing Request: When you request this type of informal hearing you are questioning the propriety of an IRS action. You and your Oklahoma tax lawyer will be able to suggest a collection alternative.
- An Audit Reconsideration: This allows you to file a tax return in place of the IRS’ substitute for return that it may have filed on your behalf.
- An Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order: Generally, the IRS will not consider a Taxpayer Assistance Order (TAO) until you have exhausted other appeal remedies.
It is important to remember, however, that these are not the only ways to appeal an IRS action, and an experienced Oklahoma City tax attorney may have other ideas about how best to protect your rights and minimize your future payments to the IRS.
You Have the Right to Contact an Oklahoma City Tax Lawyer
You do not have to decide which type of appeal is right for you without first speaking to an experienced tax lawyer in Oklahoma City. Our lawyers would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation about your rights if the IRS has contacted you. Please call us today at 800-721-7054, and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, to learn more.