Letter from the IRS- Now What?

If you had received a letter from the IRS it could be a simple verification or a big issue that you have to deal with. Whatever it is, we thought of letting you know about a few things to remember that could help you handle any situation with ease. There is nothing panicky if one shows up in your mailbox form them. IRS is available to give heed to your concerns and tax mistakes, so just be sure and stay informed to take the right corrective measures that will get things straight.

  1. IRS notices will typically be to inform about any tax you owe, deadline you missed or to ask for any information you might have missed while filing your tax. You just have to respond to their query promptly and you are done.
  2. Read the notice carefully before jumping to conclusions. You might have missed a word or two while reading through the notice. You could have missed to comprehend the instruction or notice properly. It’s perfectly common to get an IRS notice, you just have to stay calm and read it again once you’ve got normal
  3. IRS Notices normally comes with instruction on how to go about with it. If you still have questions or need to clarify your stand, just call them to let them know your tax situation and clarifications.
  4. IRS may send a notice even if it makes any change or correction to your tax return. Just compare it with the return you filed. If the corrections are valid you don’t have to make any reply, just make the payment as instructed.
  5. If you get an email or any social media messages from the IRS, you don’t have to panic. Remember that the IRS sends notices only to your physical mailing address. If you come across something like this, you can go ahead and complain about it.
  6. After replying to the Notice or after acting according to the instruction from the IRS, you are expected to keep copies of the documents for future reference.

What if I want to know more?

Got more questions or are you confused after receiving the letter? Click on the link ‘Responding to a Notice’ to visit IRS website that explains more for you. You can also see Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process for a detailed explanation.

What if I need to talk to the IRS?

Most of the time you don’t have to call the IRS, you can just send mails and get things explained clearly in writing from them.  Or, ask your questions directly by calling 800-829-3676.


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