The IRS has approved a special agreement for Mediation. At this point in time, WIBA IT and the IRS are discussing the new Mediation model agreement. Like other intermediaries, WIBA IT is unhappy about the current agreement.
The main obstacle is that the agreement contains a general article that indicates there is no management and supervision, and which is so broadly defined that it is hard to know how to meet the article’s requirements in practice.
Another problem is that the model agreement indicates that an assignment must not last ‘too long’, without indicating what the IRS considers to be ‘too long’.