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Industry Issue Resolution Program

The IRS offers a number of programs and tools to assist taxpayers in resolving contentious and industry-specific tax issues. In addition to the Industry Issue Resolution Program, other programs available include:

The Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program resolves frequently disputed or burdensome tax issues that affect a significant number of business taxpayers through the issuance of guidance. IRS solicits suggestions for issues from taxpayers, representatives and associations for the IIR Program. For each issue selected for the program, a resolution team of IRS, Chief Counsel and Treasury personnel is assembled to gather and analyze relevant information for the issue and develop and recommend guidance.

IIR Program:

Issues Submitted/Selected for IIR Program:

 

New IIR Selection dated 11-19-2012 - 2012 Issue Selected for the IIR Program
IR-2010-40 dated 04-02-2010 - 2009/2010 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program
IR-2008-110 dated 09-25-2008 - 2008 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program 
 IR-2007-39 dated 02-22-2007 - 2006 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program
 IR 2005-81 dated 08-08-2005 - 2005 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program 
 IR-2004-154 dated 12-21-2004 - 2004 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program - 2nd Review 
 IR-2004-100 dated 07-29-2004 - 2004 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program - 1st Review 
 IR-2003-92 dated 07-24-2003 - 2003 Issues Reviewed/Selected for the IIR Program 

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