Published: April 6, 2022 | Last Updated: April 6, 2022
Agreed Equivalent Hearing Closing Letter
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This letter is from an IRS Appeals Officer confirming that the CDP equivalent hearing is concluded and you agreed with the decision and did not raise issues on the timeliness of your hearing request. Your case is being returned to the IRS Collection office for action consistent with the agreed upon decision.
You have an unpaid tax liability for one or more tax periods. The IRS either issued you a Letter 3172, Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing and Your Right to a Hearing Under I.R.C. § 6320, not more than five business days after the day of filing the Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL); or a notice of intent to levy with appeal rights.
You did not timely request a CDP hearing but were afforded an “equivalent hearing” that is similar to a CDP hearing, but you may not appeal to a court any decisions made by an Appeals officer. An equivalent hearing must be requested within the one-year period beginning the day after the five-business-day period following the filing of the NFTL, or in levy cases, within the one-year period beginning the day after the date of the CDP notice. Appeals made a decision on your appeal request and you agreed with the decision.
You can contact the IRS employee whose information is provided at the top right corner of the letter.
Such as an installment agreement or an offer in compromise, you’ll need to make timely payments based on your agreement with the IRS. You’ll also need to stay current with your tax return filing and tax paying obligations during the time of the agreement, and if you enter into an offer in compromise, for five years after the IRS accepts your offer.
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Agreed Equivalent Hearing Closing Letter, Letter 5145