If You Aren’t Happy with Your Audit Results, Appeal!
If you have been audited and disagree with the results, there are many avenues for appeals. Depending on how much time has passed since the end of the audit, appeals options include
- Filing an IRS appeal with the Office of Appeals
- Litigating the issue in Tax Court or District Court
- Requesting an audit reconsideration
- Submitting a doubt-as-to-liability offer in compromise
- Applying for a penalty abatement
After a Michigan tax audit, you have 60 days to file a written request with the Michigan Treasury for an informal appeals conference. There are other time limits to other kinds of appeals. If you miss all of the appeals deadline, it is still possible to get Michigan to re-open your audit and correct your balance at any time, but only in cases involving a clear error.
But don’t wait one more day. If you want to appeal your audit, contact us immediately to speak to a qualified, Detroit, Michigan tax lawyer to talk about how we can help.
For more information about audit appeals including deadlines, please see IRS Appeals Process and Alternatives.