1.10 While the process is not mandated by statute, the Service has, for over 60 years, provided taxpayers with an administrative alternative to litigating their tax disputes in court [Reg. § 601.106]. Now commonly referred to as Appeals, this administrative branch of the IRS generally has the final power and authority of the IRS to determine audit liabilities of taxpayers
Robert E. McKenzie was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal article, “Donald Trump May Be Able to Slow His Tax Audit.” The article discusses how Donald Trump and his attorneys have some ability to slow the audit process. According to Mr. McKenzie, it was “close to impossible” that the audit would finish by Election Day. “The complexity — even if they had a handshake agreement — of getting it memorialized into a deal could take months.”
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