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Letter 3193,

Notice of Determination Concerning Collection Actions Under Sections 6320 and 6330 of the Internal Revenue Code

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The Independent Office of Appeals (Appeals) reaches a determination on the IRS decision that either the collection activity is sustained or not and advises the taxpayer of the review that was conducted. It also provides the right to petition the Tax Court and the timeframe in which to do so. If the taxpayer does not petition the Tax Court, his or her case is returned to Collection for further enforcement action or case resolution. This notice is issued as a result of the decision point following the Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing.

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What does this letter notice mean to me?

This letter advises you of the Appeals determination on your case and grants you the right to petition the Tax Court for judicial review of the determination, if you disagree.

How did I get here?

You timely filed a CDP hearing request to appeal IRS’s intent to levy or notice of federal tax lien filing. A hearing was conducted by the Appeals Technical Employee and a determination was made on the case to sustain the collection action.

What are my next steps?

1.     Within 30 days of IRS Letter 3193, you can petition the Tax Court for judicial review of Appeals’ determination on your case. This deadline cannot be extended. If your petition is not timely received, or you choose not to petition the Tax Court, your case will be returned to Collection.


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The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayers’ rights. We can offer you help if your tax problem is causing a financial difficulty, you’ve tried and been unable to resolve your issue with the IRS, or you believe an IRS system, process, or procedure just isn’t working as it should. If you qualify for our assistance, which is always free, we will do everything possible to help you.

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Letter 3193,

Notice of Determination Concerning Collection Actions Under Sections 6320 and 6330 of the Internal Revenue Code