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When Flagged For An IRS Audit, Choose The Fast Track

Barry Fowler

If you’ve never been audited, you may not know that when the IRS audits you, it could take up to a year or more to complete the audit.

If you have been audited you know that audits are time consuming and fraught with endless worries.

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IRS Extends Fast-Track Settlement to Smaller Businesses Nationwide

Formerly available only to large and midsize businesses and in a geographically limited pilot program for smaller entities, the IRS’s Fast Track Settlement program is now available to smaller businesses nationwide, the IRS announced Wednesday, November 6.

Fast-track settlement allows the IRS and business or self-employed taxpayers under examination to use alternative dispute resolution procedures to resolve tax controversies more quickly, without a formal administrative appeal or litigation. The program began on a pilot basis in 2001 for businesses over which the IRS’s Large and Mid-Size Business Division (LMSB, now the Large Business and International Division) had jurisdiction—those with more than $10 million in assets. Read more

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