Watch our new video to learn about tax appeals!
In this video you’re going to learn about IRS Tax Appeals and, additionally, how Appeals can be used to save yourself from a painful situation with the IRS.
We cover three types of Appeals: Collection Due Process (CDP) Appeals, Equivalent Hearings and, finally, Collection Appeals Process (CAP) Hearings.
A taxpayer’s appeal rights are triggered after receiving a Notice of Federal Tax Lien or a Final Notice of Intent to Levy.
The first type of appeal right that we discuss is the Collection Due Process Hearing (CDP). This is the most powerful type of appeal and offers the most protection and rights to the taxpayer. In addition, a request for a CDP Hearing must be made within 30 days.
The second type of appeal right that we review is the Equivalent Hearing. This offers fewer rights than a CDP Hearing, but it is more flexible in terms of timing. A taxpayer may request an Equivalent Hearing for up to one year.
The third type of appeal right that we discuss is called Collection Appeals Process (CAP). This is used primarily to untangle administrative errors relating to cases, such as levies issued to the wrong taxpayer.
Lastly, we discuss what an actual Appeal looks like and what you need to know to be successful at an Appeal Hearing.
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