APPEALS MEDIATION PROGRAMS - Online Self-Help Tool (13)
FAST TRACK MEDIATION may be an option for you. FTM lets you resolve tax disputes at the earliest possible stage in the collection or compromise processes. With FTM, a trained mediator from the IRS Office of Appeals is assigned to help you and IRS reach an agreement. You retain full control over every decision you make during the FTM process. No one can impose a decision on either you or the IRS.
Read the General Mediation Information page if you want to learn more about how mediation works and the role of the Appeals mediator.
If you resolve your case through FTM, your overall IRS experience is substantially faster. The benefits of settlement over litigation include:
FTM does not eliminate or replace existing dispute resolution options, including your opportunity to request a hearing before Appeals or a conference with an IRS manager. If you cannot reach an agreement through FTM, you still retain all otherwise applicable appeal rights.
I am ready to find out more about how FTM might help resolve my dispute with IRS: