IRS Notice - what to do .... - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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IRS Notice – what to do ….

IRS Notice – what to do ….

There are number of reasons the IRS sends notices to taxpayers. Each letter and notice offers specific instructions on what you need to do to satisfy the inquiry.

If you receive a correction notice, you should review the correspondence and compare it with the information on your return. If you agree with the correction to your account, usually no reply is necessary unless a payment is due.

If you do not agree with the correction the IRS made, it is important that you respond as requested. Write to explain why you disagree. Include any documents and information you wish the IRS to consider, along with the bottom tear-off portion of the notice. Before mailing the information to the IRS seriously consider consulting with a professional NOT on the IRS payroll.

Remember IRS employeees are trained in protecting the best interests of the federal government. This means maximizing the amount of money they get from you. The IRS employees are indeed for the most part good people but to do their job they MUST advocate on behalf of the federal governement which usually means working in direct opposition to you. Make sure you know what you are doing or consider bringing in the services of a professional, like myself.

Most correspondence can be handled without calling or visiting an IRS office. However, if you have questions, call the telephone number in the upper right-hand corner of the notice. Have a copy of your tax return and the correspondence available when you call, to help us respond to your inquiry. If they piss you off, don’t get frustrated. Simply call me 720-234-1177. I get matters resolved fairly and efficiently.

Remember it’s important that you keep copies of any correspondence with your records.

Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process ( PDF)
Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals ( PDF)