What Does The Appeals Office Expect From Me?


  • Listen to the Appeals Office explanation of your appeal rights and the Appeals process;
  • Provide the Appeals Office with a statement as to your understanding of the facts and the law, and a list of all issues that you disagree with and the reason that you disagree;
  • Give the Appeals Office any additional information or documentation that will be helpful to your case;
  • Tell the Appeals Office what you believe to be an appropriate compromise or concession by the government or yourself;
  • Let the Appeals Office know the best time to contact you;
  • Tell the Appeals Office the month and date by when you would expect to close your case with the IRS.

You can represent yourself in Appeals, and you may bring another person with you to support your position. If you want to be represented by someone, the person you choose to represent you must be an attorney, a certified public accountant, or an enrolled agent authorized to practice before the IRS. If you plan to have your representative talk to us without you, we need a copy of a completed power of attorney Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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