Bloomberg Tax
June 14, 2019, 8:45 AM

IRS Bill’s Change to Appeals Process Targets Facebook Case Issue

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille

A bill awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature targets an issue at the center of a court battle that Facebook Inc. lost to the IRS—a taxpayer’s right to the agency’s internal appeals process.

The bill (H.R. 3151), which changes some IRS operations and lays groundwork for more restructuring, says the appeals process shall generally be available to all taxpayers.

It comes about a year after a federal district court judge supported the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to block Facebook from taking its $7 billion tax dispute to the agency’s appeals office, a ruling that limited the company’s ability to ...

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