Actually the first thing to know about IRS notices is to NOT ignore them. Act promply and within the timelines given in the letter. And by all means, DON’T wait until you visit me during tax season to open the letter. I’m always available to my client to help with any concern throughout the year, and I’m sure most Enrolled Agents are as well. — Susan
The IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with simply, without having to call or visit an IRS office. Here are eight things you should know about IRS notices and letters.
1. There are a number of reasons why the IRS might send you a notice. Notices may request payment, notify you of account changes, or request additional information. A notice normally covers a very specific issue about your account or tax return.
2. Each letter and notice offers specific instructions on what action you need to take.
3. If you receive a correction notice, you should review the correspondence and compare it with the information on your return.
4. If you agree with the correction to your account, then usually no reply is necessary unless a payment is due or the notice directs…
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