The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently announced the nationwide rollout of post-Appeals mediation for Offer in Compromise (OIC) and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) cases. This is a nationwide expansion of an IRS pilot program instituted in 2008 and previously only available in select cities.
Under this program post-Appeals mediation will be available to taxpayers to help resolve disputes after unsuccessful negotiations with the IRS Office of Appeals. The mediator’s role is to assist the parties in reaching their own agreement collaboratively and the mediator does not have settlement authority over any issue. Appeals Officers trained in mediation techniques will serve as mediators at no cost to taxpayers.
If you have had an Offer in Compromise denied by the IRS contact the Law Office of Jack Stuart Beige & Associates, P.C. to discuss the eligibility criteria and complete procedures for initiating a post-Appeals mediation request and your options.