If you have requested an administrative action of from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) and are unhappy with their decision, many times you will have the right to appeal the decision. These appeal requests can be sent at the state or federal level. An attorney can help you prepare the request properly. However, failure to timely request an appeal can result in the waiver of your right to an appeals hearing.
The IRS Office of Appeals operates autonomously in its handling of complaints from taxpayers. After requesting an appeal, you should receive a response within 90 days, but resolution is likely to take much longer – in some cases more than a year.
The success or failure of your appeal largely depends on the facts and argument presented in the appeals letter and in the subsequent negotiation with the appeals officer. Tax appeals are complex and often require the oversight and assistance of an attorney skilled in tax law. Our South Carolina tax attorney is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the matter so we can help you prepare your appeal request properly.