- January 10, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Accounting Advice
Did you receive an IRS Notice this year? Every year the IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers. The worst thing you can do is sit on the notice and do nothing. Many notices can be handled with some clear headed thinking and some actions on your part.
However, if you’d like some help contact PCO Bookkeepers and we can help. Below are some things you should know about an IRS notice:
- Don’t panic. Many of these letters can be dealt with simply and painlessly.
- There are number of reasons the IRS sends notices to taxpayers. The notice may request payment of taxes, notify you of a change to your account or request additional information. The notice you receive normally covers a very specific issue about your account or tax return.
- 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. Mail the information to the IRS address shown in the upper left-hand corner of
the notice. Allow at least 30 days for a response.
- 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 the IRS respond to your inquiry.
- It’s important that you keep copies of any correspondence with your records.
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“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.–”
By Tom Ford