APPEALS MEDIATION PROGRAMS - Online Self-Help Tool (4)
|How Does Mediation Work?||
Mediation is an informal process in which an impartial third party, known as a mediator, tries to help disputing parties reach an agreement. The following table explains what mediation is and what it is not:
|Role of the Mediator||
Mediators have no decision-making authority, meaning they cannot impose a decision or conclusion over an individual fact or overall issue. Mediators are impartial with no stake in the final settlement reached by the parties. Mediators fulfill their role of helping the parties reach an agreement by:
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Mediation is not an available option. Please refer to Appeals... Resolving Tax Disputes for information about other ways to dispute an IRS decision or action.