Posted by: Taxlitigator | June 30, 2020

The New Independent Office of Appeals Must Be Independent to Survive By STEVEN TOSCHER, JONATHAN KALINSKI, and GARY MARKARIAN

he Taxpayer First Act, signed into law on July 1, 2019, codified and
established the “Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals.”
Since it was first established almost 100 years ago, Appeals was intended
to be independent and for the most part it has been. So why was the legislation
needed? William Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as
sweet.” It is worth examining why there was a need for the legislation and what
it may mean for the IRS Appeals of the future. We are not sure the legislation
was necessary—but we are confident it will help advance the mission of an
independent Appeals.

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