Q: I was audited and I disagree with the audit results. 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 can:
- Request a hearing with the individual auditor’s manager.
- Assert your right to appeal the auditor’s decision.
- 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 either an installment agreement or an offer in compromise.