Collection Due Process Appeals
The Collection Due Process (“CDP”) Hearing is a very valuable tool taxpayers can use to work out a reasonable resolution to their tax problem with an appeals-level officer at the IRS before the rank-and-file collectors seize money from your pocket, your bank account, or your pay check.
Imagine being able to work out a reasonable resolution, one that is less painful, less disruptive, less onerous than freezing your bank account and seizing it or garnishing your paycheck: The CDP hearing is designed to make this possible.
But, while all taxpayers have the right to a CDP hearing, these valuable rights are very time-sensitive, and if you are not paying attention, not opening your mail, and if you don’t act quickly, you can give up your valuable CDP rights never to have them again (well, almost never – read about Allan R. Pearlman’s rare and unique victory in getting the IRS to restore a taxpayer’s CDP hearing rights after the IRS wrongly took them away by click here — see “IRS Backs Down and Apologizes” ).
CDP Hearing rights are useful, valuable, but they are on a short fuse, and the rules can be tricky. If you don’t deal with the bureaucrats at the IRS all the time, you can protect your rights by getting the help of a professional who does.
IRS Backs Down and Apologizes
In a victory over the government which has been hailed by other tax professionals as unprecedented, attorney Allan R. Pearlman recently persuaded the Internal Revenue Service to withdraw and rescind its action to start seizing a taxpayer’s assets. Read the whole story of the IRS apology and restoration of a taxpayer’s rights by clicking here.
See a copy of the actual Apology and Rescission letter by clicking here.