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Ckenefick (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
Anybody know what this means?


Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
Anybody know whether Ms. Latham speaks in acronyms?

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
It means there is a new form

Nilodop (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
Did you note that Ms. Latham's "signature" is (a) a facsimile and (b) at the top of the page, not the bottom. So how do we know she signed it? And if she did, how do we know someone did not add/change what's below? I'd say, based on this, that memo has no effect. Discussion:Tax Professional Hot Line - Seriously?

Ckenefick (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
But why?

Also seems a bit more than that, given the "procedural changes," although I don't quite understand everything.

"ATE" stands for "Appeals Technical Employee." IRM 8.1.1 gives this definition:

Appeals Technical Employee is an umbrella term used to refer to Appeals employees in the following technical positions who are assigned cases to resolve tax disputes:

Appeals Officer (AO)

Settlement Officer (SO)

Technical Specialist (TS)

Appeals Team Case Leader (ATCL)

International Specialist

Appeals Tax Specialist (ATS) and Appeals Service Center Program Specialist

Tax Computation Specialist (TCS) working Appeals Officer cases

Appeals Account Resolution Specialist (AARS)

DaveFogel (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
I was an IRS Appeals Officer in a former life. This is a memo that discusses procedures for closing Collection Due Process (CDP) cases.

The memo says that Appeals will no longer use the IRS’s Collection Due Process Tracking System (CDPTS) to input the results of a CDP case.

Previously, they used the CDPTS system to input transaction codes 520 (litigation instituted). 521 (reverse code 520), 522 (correct code 520 input in error), and 971 (miscellaneous transaction) when an Appeals CDP case was closed. The CDPTS system, when it processed these transactions, would then post them to the taxpayer’s account through the Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS).

Instead, this memo says that use of CDPTS is being discontinued, so Appeals will now input these transaction codes directly onto IDRS.

Ckenefick (talk|edits) said:

22 April 2014
Thanks, Dave. I was hoping you would chime in. I couldn't tell if the system was being discontinued altogether or what.

Given the change to the noted "ex parte communications" IRM section, I was wondering if it was more than just an innocent administrative change...like the change was partially to prevent impermissible "communications." I couldn't tell.

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