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What Happens When the IRS Makes an Error?

What Happens When the IRS Makes an Error?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the major undertaking of collecting taxes from millions of people and enforcing complex tax laws. It should be no surprise that IRS officials sometimes make errors, though these can be costly for taxpayers. If you believe the IRS is taking unwarranted action, you should speak with a tax lawyer at SF Tax Counsel as soon as possible.

Most people realize there has been a mistake when they receive a Notice of Delinquency. The IRS might assess your taxes inaccurately, wrongfully charge penalties, or even try to place a lien on your property or seize funds from your bank account. However, you only have 90 days to challenge the Notice of Delinquency, and you can do so by having an attorney file a petition in U.S. Tax Court.

Filing a petition allows you to do the following:

  • Challenge the assessment without payment of the disputed amount
  • Engage in settlement negotiations with the IRS Appeals division
  • Review the IRS evidence of the assessment and, if you decide it is correct, you can accept it and seek tax relief options, including an offer in compromise

You must take swift action to properly challenge an IRS assessment, and it is important to do so with the help of an experienced tax attorney. The result of your petition will have a major impact on your financial future, so you want to have the evidence needed to prove the error.

Consult with a Tax Lawyer in San Francisco Today

Many unexpected issues can arise regarding your taxes, and you should not hesitate to call a San Francisco tax attorney at the law firm of Diosdi Ching & Liu, LLP. Call 415.318.3990 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and learn how we can assist in your case.