Question: the IRS recently sent me a notice stating that they believed I owed nearly $600. I knew this was an error; my accountant knew it was an error. I asked my accountant to look into the matter, and she did get it resolved unconditionally in my favor (IRS's e-file system apparently LOST one of my returns). Unfortunately, I now owe my accountant over $400, since it was an IRS mistake and not hers.
I understand that my accountant is entitled to be paid for her services. That is not the issue here; I will pay her (even though I really can't afford to do so). The issue is that it's incredibly unfair that the IRS made an error and I'm now out a large sum of money.
Do I have any recourse whatsoever (other than complaining to my representatives)? Can I request reimbursement of documented expenses from the IRS -- or am I simply f**ked?