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How can the Office of Appeals help me?

The Office of Appeals is a division within the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, that operates independently from other branches within the agency. Their role is to review the decisions of field agents and others and, if necessary, correct them so that they comply with the law and are fair to the taxpayer.

A taxpayer in White Plains and the surrounding communities who has a dispute with the IRS, including a dispute over the IRS's collection activities. Basically, a person who disagrees with the IRS's actions can file what is called a formal written protest.

This protest should address certain issues. Perhaps most importantly, the protest needs to provide additional information or legal authority in support of the taxpayer's contention. Taxpayers should also be aware that certain deadlines and other procedural requirements apply. If a taxpayer runs afoul of these requirements, it may delay the process or even wind up costing the taxpayer his option to appeal.

A taxpayer is allowed to appeal if she feels that the IRS's collection activities have been unfair or in violation of the law. However, in some cases, taking an appeal to the Office of Appeals may mean that the taxpayer cannot later use the courts to challenge the same collection activities.

In front of the Office of Appeals, taxpayers are allowed to represent themselves. However, the matters that taxpayers bring before the Office of Appeals can involve thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. Moreover, they may pertain to complicated aspects of tax law. It may therefore be wise for someone wishing to appeal federal tax collection efforts to seek out the services of an experienced tax attorney.

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White Plains Office
81 Main Street
Suite 307
White Plains, New York 10601

Phone: 914-686-7171
Fax: 914-686-0168
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East Hampton Office
17 Beverly Road
Post Office Box 2888
East Hampton, New York 11937

Phone: 631-329-7171
Fax: 631-604-6140
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Chappaqua Office
726 King Street
Post Office Box 488
Chappaqua, New York 10514

Phone: 914-238-7171
Fax: 914-238-4353
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