• IRS Updates Procedures for Appeals Mediation Program
  • October 22, 2009 | Authors: Lori B. Wittlin; Peter W. Poulos
  • Law Firm: Winston & Strawn LLP - Chicago Office
  • By issuing Revenue Procedure 2009-44, the (Internal Revenue) Service is reminding taxpayers of the Appeals alternative dispute resolution programs. Given that the Appeals mediation process is non-binding, involves minimal additional costs and time, and provides taxpayers with the opportunity to withdraw from the mediation proceeding at any time, taxpayers should consider entering into the mediation program whenever issues cannot be resolved through traditional Appeals settlement negotiations.