IRS May Want To Tweak Appeals Pilot Program If Reviving It

Law360 (June 8, 2020, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Should the IRS revive a lapsed pilot program allowing audit representatives to take part in the administrative appeals process, it should consider reforms to preserve the independence of the agency's office of appeals.

The Internal Revenue Service recently ended a three-year pilot program that invites examination and counsel representatives to take part in the appeals process in certain cases. (AP) Controversy attorneys who spoke with Law360 about the pilot program said experiences differed and expressed a variety of opinions about the effectiveness of the program and how it might be improved.

But one common concern for practitioners was that any program...

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