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Recommendation: The Commissioner of Internal Revenue should establish timeframes and monitoring procedures for timely transfer of taxpayer appeals requests by examination compliance units to the Office of Appeals. (Recommendation 3)
Agency: Department of the Treasury: Internal Revenue Service Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: IRS agreed with this recommendation. In February 2019, IRS stated it plans to implement corrective actions to establish and document time frames and new monitoring processes by August 2019. IRS will need to assess whether the planned actions result in timely transfer of examination appeals considering the diversity of examination cases and appeal types. We will continue to monitor IRS's implementation of this recommendation.