IRS Unveils Mediation Program for Tax-Exempt Audits

Ferris, Craig T.
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/4/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31649, p6
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The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) formally launched a pilot program on June 3, 2003, that is designed to speed up the resolution of tax-exempt bond audits. The program, formally termed the Tax Exempt Bond Mediation Dispute Resolution Pilot Program, uses services of trained mediators from the IRS Office of Appeals to help resolve factual disputes between bond issuers and the IRS. The program is optional, and both parties must agree to use mediation. An appeals officer with tax-exempt experience will serve as mediator, but bond issuers may also elect to use a non-IRS co-mediator at their own expense.


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