About the Office of Appeals
Every year, the Office of Appeals helps over 100,000 taxpayers resolve their tax disputes without going to Tax Court. We are an independent organization within the IRS whose mission is to help taxpayers and the Government resolve tax disagreements. Appeals does not seek to take sides in a dispute; rather we offer an objective point of view on each individual case. We review each case after the applicable IRS compliance has made its decision and work to resolve disagreements in the case on a basis that is fair and impartial to both the Government and the taxpayer.
Appeals also offers mediation services through Fast Track Settlement and other programs. These mediation programs are designed to help you resolve your dispute at the earliest possible stage in the audit or collection process.
Getting Started with Appeals
If you’ve received an IRS letter stating that your case qualifies to be reviewed by Appeals then the following topics will help you get started.
- Appeals – An Independent Organization
- Is Appeals the place for you?
- Preparing an Appeals request
- What can you expect from Appeals?
- How Appeals is organized (updated 10/2016)