The IRS Tax Appeal process is typically the last, and can be the best option, a taxpayer may have to resolve his or her tax problem before going to Tax Court (or District Court if your pay the disputed tax).
The IRS states that they will release a lien either within 30 days after the tax debt is satisfied by paying the debt or having it adjusted, or within 30 days after the IRS accepts a bond submitted by the taxpayer, guaranteeing payment of the debt. Selling the property secured by the lien may also qualify the taxpayer to file a Certificate of Discharge.
The IRS recently reported that they had received 15,000 applications for the Voluntary Disclosure Program (“VDP”) while the program was officially open and another 3,000 since the program was closed late in 2009.
Massachusetts Tax Attorney
The Massachusetts tax attorney’s at McGinn Law, PC provide representation and advice for individuals and corporations in all tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS), the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (MA DOR) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division and Criminal Division. McGinn Law, PC represents taxpayers in audits, offer in compromise, installment agreements, civil penalties, waiver of penalties for income taxes, employment taxes (940 and 941), corporate taxes and sales taxes. The process of audit, investigation and the taxpayer’s right to appeal is controlled by strict procedural requirements of both the IRS and the taxpayer. In addition to carrying their burden of proof, each side must follow specific procedural steps in order to avoid losing their case. The burden of proof is often on the taxpayer.
Call our office to schedule your initial consultation: In Cambridge, MA: (617) 229-9974