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Resolve tax disputes

If you have a tax dispute with the IRS, there are ways you can resolve it. Learn what resources are available and how they can help.

  • Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) - This free service helps you resolve tax problems. Get help with delayed or undelivered refunds, assistance if you are unable to pay your taxes, and more. Find a local taxpayer advocate in your area.
  • Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) - LITCs represent people in disputes with the IRS. They provide education on taxpayer rights and responsibilities. And they can help taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL). Contact a local LITC for free or low-cost services.
  • IRS Office of Appeals - This independent organization within the IRS helps resolve your tax disputes without going to tax court. Learn whether an appeal is right for you.
  • IRS Centralized Lien Operation - The IRS resolves basic and routine tax lien issues, such as verifying a lien, requesting a lien payoff amount, or releasing a lien. Learn more about federal tax liens. For assistance, call 1-800-913-6050.

LAST UPDATED: July 25, 2023


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