Q: I was audited and I disagree with the amount the auditor says I owe.
Can I do anything to reduce the amount the IRS claims I owe?
A: There are several actions you can take, of which only a few can be
listed here. The most beneficial action will depend upon the facts in your case, but you
Request a hearing with the individual auditor's manager.
Assert your right to appeal the auditor's decision.
Pay the disputed amount, and a file a case in court. If you win, you will be reimbursed
the money you paid.
File your case in U.S. Tax Court.
Q: I failed to pay my payroll taxes and now the IRS is threatening to
close down my business if I don't come up with the money in one week. I don't have the
funds. How can I protect my business?
A: By filing a form called "Application for Taxpayer Assistance
Order", you can delay enforcement action by the IRS while it reviews your case.
Q: I owe the IRS a substantial amount of money. Just the monthly interest
and penalties are more than I can afford to pay. What can I do?
A: You may be eligible for an offer in compromise in which you can settle
your debt (including interest and penalties) for pennies on the dollar.