The Fast Track Settlement program is an alternative dispute resolution program jointly administered by TE/GE and the Independent Office of Appeals (Appeals) to expedite exam case resolution at the earliest opportunity and with the least amount of time. The program’s purpose is to enable taxpayers and the IRS to work together in resolving disputed issues while the case remains in TE/GE jurisdiction. The process includes an Appeals officer trained in mediation, the TE/GE manager and agent, and the taxpayer and his or her representatives. Additional information Fast Track Settlement Procedures for TE/GE Taxpayers: Published announcement providing procedures and delegation of authority. Form 14017, Application for Fast Track SettlementPDF: This form is submitted by IRS examination personnel, and should not be completed by the taxpayer.