Fast Track Settlement

The joint Large Business and International (LB&I) Division/Appeals Fast Track Settlement program (FTS) offers a customer-driven approach to resolving tax disputes at the earliest possible stage in the examination process. This program is designed to:

  • Provide an independent Appeals review of the dispute in an environment where all parties to the dispute have a "voice" in the dispute resolution process,

  • Utilize the mediation skills and delegated settlement authority of Appeals, and

  • Reduce the length of a taxpayer's overall IRS experience.

Applying for Fast Track Settlement is quick and easy - simply complete a one-page application. A formal written protest is not required. Once the case is accepted into the FTS program, an Appeals official will serve as a facilitator to arrive at and execute a resolution or settlement that is mutually agreeable to all parties.


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