Web Extra: Hundreds of thousands dispute tax penalties each year

By Lauren Sweeney - Investigative Producer

According to the IRS, over 100,000 tax payers seek assistance from the Office of Appeals each year to try to resolve tax disputes.

The Office of Appeals is supposed to operate independently of the IRS to help both the taxpayer and the government mediate these disagreements.

Step by step instructions and video tutorials for taxpayers seeking to appeal a tax penalty is available online.

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