The purpose of this memorandum is to make the Appeals conference policy in the affected IRMs consistent with the revised guidance in IRM 8.6.1, Conference and Issue Resolution, which is effective October 1, 2016 and applies to all cases received in Appeals on or after October 1, 2016.
Interim Guidance, Docketed EZ Answer Test, is effective 12/17/2018 and provides updated guidance to Appeals and the Office of Chief Counsel in processing and considering cases that are part of the EZ Answer Test. IRMs affected include 8.4 and 8.20.
IRM 8.4.1 Reissuance of Interim Guidance on Initial Conference Procedures for Liability, Penalty Appeals and Innocent Spouse Cases
Interim guidance was reissued, effective 4/23/2018, regarding Initial Conference Procedures for Liability, Penalty Appeals and Innocent Spouse Cases. This guidance affects multiple IRMs and consolidates initial case actions associated with the validation of case data.
This expands the EZ Close process, previously tested in Ogden, to all Appeals offices in Campus locations. It is optional in all other Appeals offices. EZ Close streamlines the closing of Appeals settled docketed cases by transmitting electronic documents instead of case files for qualifying cases.
Interim guidance on Appeals Conference Procedures, effective 11/30/2018, provides guidance for in-person conference procedures on Appeals Campus cases, eliminating the case assistance procedures offered to taxpayers as a substitute for an in-person conference. This guidance affects multiple IRMs.
This memorandum issues guidance on the reopening of IRC 4980H employer shared responsibility payment (ESRP) issues previously closed by Appeals. This guidance is effective on 2/2/2018 and will be incorporated into IRM 8.6.1.
This memorandum, Reissuance of Interim Guidance on Specific Dollar Settlements, provides interim guidance to implement specific dollar settlements for Appeals resolutions. This guidance is effective 7/5/2018 and revises Internal Revenue Manual sections 8.6.4 and 8.20.7.
This interim guidance memorandum, Appeals Coordinated Issue Definition Change, is effective on 5/23/2018 and revises IRM 8.7.3. The definition change streamlines the issue coordination process and reduces confusion over terminology
IRM 8.7.6 Issuing Closing Letters on Collection Due Process and Equivalent Hearing Cases with an Open Bankruptcy Petition
This memo, Issuing Closing Letters on Collection Due Process and Equivalent Hearing Cases with an Open Bankruptcy Petition, is effective 5/24/2018 and revises multiple IRMs. It discontinues the process of issuing closing letters for these cases when the bankruptcy automatic stay is in effect.
This guidance tests a streamlined Joint Committee (JC) Staff Review Memorandum (SRM)review process for involving the Appeals executives earlier in the planning and drafting SRM processes.
This memorandum issues guidance to Appeals employees regarding a change in procedures for identifying and closing employment tax cases involving determinations subject to review by the United States Tax Court pursuant to Internal Revenue Code section 7436.
This memorandum provides new procedural guidance to Appeals Technical Employees (ATEs) in employer shared responsibility payment (ESRP) cases under IRC Section 4980H. This guidance is effective on 2/2/2018 and will be incorporated into IRM 8.7.21.
IRM 8.10.1 Retirement of Appeals Diagnostics and Balanced Appeals Measures Report System (D&BAM/DBAM) & Appeals Ad-Hoc
This memo is effective 5/15/2018 and revises IRM 8.10.1 regarding the retirement of Appeals Diagnostics and Balanced Appeals Measures Report System (D&BAM/DBAM) & Appeals Ad-Hoc. Reports previously contained in standalone D&BAM Classic will now be available as Web Intelligence (WEBI) reports.
IRM 8.11.1 Appeals Team Managers Will Review and Sign Form 5402 for Assessed Penalty Cases Worked in Appeals
This memorandum adds a new requirement for the Appeals Team Manager (ATM) to review and sign Form 5402, Appeals Transmittal and Case Memo, for all assessed penalty cases worked in Appeals, except those worked by Appeals Team Case Leaders (ATCL).
IRM 8.20.5 Accepting Audit Inventory Management System (AIMS) Controls on Doubt as to Liability Offers in Compromise
This interim guidance, Accepting Audit Inventory Management System Controls on Doubt as to Liability (DATL) Offers in Compromise, is effective 12/12/2018 and instructs Account and Processing Support how to establish DATL offers on the Appeals Centralized Database System. It affects IRM 8.20.5.
This memorandum provides guidance for Account and Processing Support (APS) employees on employer shared responsibility payment (ESRP) cases received in Appeals. This guidance is effective on 2/2/2018 and will be incorporated into IRM Sections 8.20.5 and 8.20.7.
An IG, Electronic Legal Sufficiency Review of Offers in Compromise, effective 4/23/18, was issued to provide guidance to Appeals employees regarding the procedures that allow for the electronic transmission of OIC case files to and from Chief Counsel. The IG affects IRMs 8.20.6, 8.22.9 and 8.23.4.
IRM 8.20.7 Change in Procedures for Public Inspection Files (PIF) for Accepted Offers in Compromise (OIC)
Interim guidance effective 5/8/2018 was issued to revise IRMs 8.20.7, 8.22.9 and 8.23.4 regarding Change in Procedures for Public Inspection Files (PIF) for Accepted Offers in Compromise (OIC). It alerts Appeals employees to a change to redacted transcripts that are part of the PIF on accepted OICs.
This memorandum provides guidance to Appeals employees for creating, uploading and reviewing electronic public inspection files for offers-in-compromise accepted by Appeals.
IRM 8.20.7 Electronic Transmittal of Forms 5402 and Appeals Case Memos for SB/SE Field and Specialty Examination Cases
This guidance provides procedures for Account and Processing Support (APS) to electronically transmit Forms 5402 and Appeals Case Memos to SB/SE Field Examination for cases with Primary Business Codes 201 through 207 and SB/SE Specialty Exam cases with Primary Business Codes 212 through 214.
This memorandum provides guidance on the case closing procedures for the paperless process for e-file cases originating from Electronic Products and Services Support in Andover. The guidance in this memorandum was previously issued as part of AP-08-0915-0007, Paperless e-file Case Procedures.
IRM 8.22.5 Handling of IRC 6201(a)(4) Interest and Penalty Additions in Collection Due Process Cases with Restitution Based Assessments
This interim guidance, effective 12/12/2018, was issued to provide guidance in the handling of IRC 6201(a)(4) interest and penalty additions in Collection Due Process cases with restitution based assessments. It affects IRM Sections 8.22.5, 8.22.6, 8.22.8 and 8.20.7
IRM 8.22.5 Interim Guidance for Paperless Collection Due Process (CDP) Case Work Received from Automated Collection System Support (ACSS)
Interim Guidance for Paperless Collection Due Process (CDP) Case Work Received from Automated Collection System Support (ACSS), effective 11/13/2018 to 5/31/2020, was issued to allow for the expansion of paperless procedures on CDP cases. This guidance affects IRMs 8.22.5, 8.20.5, 8.20.7 and 5.19.
IRM 8.22.5 Interim Guidance for Requesting Non-Appeals Issued Statutory Notice of Deficiency (SNOD) and Certified Mail Listing (CML)
This memorandum provides guidance to Appeals employees on using the Appeals Case Support Intake page on SharePoint to request a copy of a non-Appeals issued Statutory Notice of Deficiency and/or related Certified Mail Listing. A designated expeditor will secure the requested documents.
This memorandum reissues guidance in AP-08-0417-0004, Interim Guidance for Paperless Collection Due Process (CDP) Case Work, issued on April 24, 2017, for paperless procedures on CDP cases worked by Appeals Technical Employees (ATE), Account and Processing Support (APS), Tax Examining Technicians (TE), and Automated Collection System Support (ACSS) Employees located in the Fresno Campus.
Within 30 days of receipt of an Offer in Compromise case, the assigned Appeals technical employee will review the statute and send to the taxpayer a letter acknowledging receipt of the case in Appeals and scheduling a conference.
IRM 8.23.4 Revised Appeals Team Manager Signature Requirements for Offer in Compromise, Collection Appeal Program and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Cases
This memorandum clarifies Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) case guidance in AP-08-0417-0003 and reissues guidance in AP-08-0417-0003 not yet incorporated into the affected IRM sections on Offer in Compromise, Collection Appeal Program and TFRP cases. This memorandum supersedes AP-08-0417-0003.
The purpose of this guidance is to allow for the use of AOIC by employees to secure transcripts that meet the redaction requirement for the Offer in Compromise public inspection file.
To find all published guidance for employees go to the corresponding Part of the Internal Revenue Manual.