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Hi, you should look into the appeals process ... In IRS publication 1660, they say...
You may appeal many IRS collection actions to the IRS Offi ce of Appeals (Appeals). Appeals is separate from and independent of theIRS Collection offi ce that initiated the collection action. Appeals ensures and protects its independence by adhering to a strict policyof prohibiting certain ex parte communications with the IRS Collection offi ce or other IRS offi ces, such as discussions regarding thestrengths or weaknesses of your case.
The two main procedures are Collection Due Process and Collection Appeals Program.
Complete Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing
Here's the form: Form 12153
Doing it this way will "stop the locomotive," so to speak and let you talk with someone besides the front line folks (who are essentially collectors)
They almost always push back, as a knee jerk reaction, going to the appeals division, will allow you to tell the complete story ... another option ...
Call the IRS at(NNN) NNN-NNNN and after explaining (and the predictable push back) ask to speak with that person's manage (be sure to get the employee name and ID number first) they are supposed to do this any time it's requested ... if the manager will not allow for consideration, ten you have a VERY good case for appeals, because you will have "exhausted other available remedies" as they will say ... by doing it this way you pre-empt THAT eventuality
You should see this (from the journal of Accountancy) ... I'll give you the link:
I still don't see you coming into the chat here ... would be glad to discuss further ......
I'm wondering if JustAnswer is having systems problems today ... you're the second person that has just never come into the chat here.
Maybe moving us to the "Question and Answer" mode will help
That hurts my pay and my ratings here....
Is there something else I can do here?
I have already written 2 letters requesting relief under "Reasonable Cause" I also mailed copy of stamped envelope that was mailed to the IRS in which we submitted our form 7004. The actual tax return was mailed May 5, 2013 so it was late but not extremely late. Our previous tax returns, 941 & 940 are all current and up to date which I also included in our letter which I hoped that would demonstrate that we showed due diligence. The last letter the IRS sent which was yesterday they are saying that since we do not have a certified mail receipt but mailed several extensions, they can consider this as proof. I also submitted 3 additional extensions which they approve the extensions. Hopefully they will accept this as proof. So I mailed a 3rd letter yesterday giving them name of other corps and EIN.
With regards XXXXX XXXXX question yes we are a small C-Corporation sales of approx. 2 Million
PS. I also asked for first time abate waiver and they said it does not apply to form 5472.