The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel is expanding its Virtual Settlement Days program after the tremendous success achieved by three offices that took Settlement Days events virtual in May 2020.
Settlement Days events are coordinated efforts to resolve cases in the United States Tax Court (Tax Court) by providing taxpayers not represented by counsel the opportunity to receive free tax advice from Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, American Bar Association, volunteer attorneys and other pro bono organizations.
Taxpayers are often able to amicably settle their tax disputes without a trial. They helped dozens of taxpayers settle their court cases.
Virtual Settlement Days events take advantage of WebEx audio-visual conferencing software to allow taxpayers to join events from any location, including their homes.
The response to these programs have been overwhelming, and encouraged the IRS to expand this initiative.