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IRS Official Urges Early Consideration of Non-Trial Options

Oct. 15, 2020, 6:54 PM

IRS Chief Counsel Michael Desmond urged taxpayers to tell the agency early on if they are interested in a pathway to resolve their case through an alternative to a trial at the U.S. Tax Court.

Desmond made the comments during a Thursday webcast hosted by the D.C. Bar on alternative dispute resolution in the Tax Court. The panelists discussed alternatives under Tax Court Rule 124, such as voluntary nonbinding mediation, which allows parties to file a motion to have an issue resolved through nonbinding mediation at any time before a decision in a case is final. ...