What is a Collection Due Process Hearing?
A Collection Due Process ("CDP") hearing is an opportunity to argue for an alternative to having the IRS collect from you.
A CDP hearing is conducted by an Appeals Officer from the Office of Appeals of the IRS.
The primary function of an Appeals Officer is to settle cases impartially as between the IRS and the taxpayer.
This is important to note because the Revenue Officer assigned to your case has the primary function of "collecting" money and may be somewhat less flexible in their approach.
Basically, the reson the IRS has an Office of Appeals to conduct CDP heartings in the first place is to catch those cases that for whatever reason could not be resolved at the Revenue Officer level.
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