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What Are The Consequences If A Response Is Not Submitted In Time?

If you do not file a petition within the 90-day period, then you will not be able to dispute the balance through tax court. The only other way to dispute the balance would be to pay the entire balance and then file a claim for refund. If the IRS continues to disallow your claims through the refund process, you can file a refund suit in the United States district court.

What Happens If I Ignore My Notice Of Deficiency Altogether?

If you ignore the notice, it will become a bill after the 90-day period expires. You will not be able to dispute the case through tax court proceedings. You may file IRS audit reconsideration, but it is entirely under the IRS discretion to accept your position’s claim and you do not have any avenues to appeal the decision.

When Is It A Good Idea To Challenge The Notice?

The notice of deficiency will show all the adjustments made on your tax return and will list, by issue and amount, what was adjusted. It is a good idea to consult a tax attorney to see if any portion of the notice of deficiency can be disputed and to discuss your options.

What Information Or Evidence Should I Gather To Appeal This Notice?

You should gather documents to substantiate any of the disputed items on the notice of deficiency. Certain items such as travel, meals, and entertainment deductions have special record-keeping requirements. It is important to seek the help of a tax attorney to make sure you gather the correct documents to dispute the notice of deficiency.

Are Most Of These Cases Settled Without Going To Trial?

Your case will first be assigned to an appeals officer, if you did not have the opportunity to go to appeals after your audit. A substantial majority of cases get settled at the appeal level, because the person being audited and the IRS both have to take into consideration the costs and risks of litigation.

What If I Can’t Afford My Unpaid Taxes?

If you cannot afford your tax bill after your tax court proceedings, you may qualify for an installment agreement or an offer in compromise.

Who Can Represent A Taxpayer In Tax Court?

Only attorneys or US tax court practitioners, who are licensed to practice in tax courts, can represent you in front of United States tax court.

How Can I Avoid A Notice Of Deficiency Next Year?

The only way to avoid the notice of deficiency is to settle a case during audit proceedings. If you are audited and disagree with the IRS, you will receive a notice of deficiency. Luckily, you do not have to accept the IRS determination and you can fight the IRS in tax court.

For more information on Consequences Of Not Responding To Notice, a free initial consultation is your best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (714) 321-3369 today.

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