IRS National Virtual Settlement Event For Settling Tax Court Cases 

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel is working with the American Bar Association Tax Section to hold the first centralised National Virtual Settlement Event. 

This four-day event was based on a month-long virtual event that took place in March 2021, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its worst.

From October 24 to October 27, there were at least 59 meetings with taxpayers, pro bono lawyers, and people from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

In the past, Settlement Day events were usually held locally for taxpayers who had a trial close by. This one, on the other hand, was planned at the national level.

Acting Commissioner Doug O'Donnell said, "This ground-breaking event made it easier for taxpayers to settle their cases."

We're proud of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for coming up with new ways to help people who can't make it to a local event.

The Tax Section of the ABA, which was having its annual Pro Bono Week, and local Low Income Taxpayer Clinics worked together closely on the event.

More than 75 volunteers from the ABA Tax Section gave free legal help. This included many Low Income Taxpayer Clinics and private attorneys who work for free.

IRS Revenue Officers and Tax Computation Specialists also helped with this event by talking about the different ways to collect money.

The National Virtual Settlement event doesn't replace local or in-person Settlement Day events. Instead, it gives taxpayers more opportunities to get free legal advice

Taxpayers can also talk to people in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and IRS Collection about their Tax Court cases and other tax issues.