I had a levy filed and I timely filed for a CDP hearing. The RO who issued the levy responded that he had the request and asked for more information above what I had previously submitted on a 433, a years utility bills, rent payments etc. I specifically ask for an in-person hearing and the RO stated until he gets all this additional information, he will not forward it and if he does, appeals will automatically reject it, citing a new IRS
policy to prevent taxpayers for delaying collections
. I actual need the time to prepare
the CDP case as the IRS tied old business trust fund taxes
and penalies to the income
tax issue, and some ten years ago, I got CNC status for those taxes (300,000+) and my income is less now with four persons claimed as dependents
. Is the RO acting within a new policy as it seems he can decide of send it or not to appeals, poison its handling, where I have a better change at an OIC with appeal rights
to Tax Court or at least can have the OIC processed perhaps by appeals rather than the service center. I do not expect to be able to afford a attorney FT on the case.