What To Do If You Get A Letter From IRS

If you recieve a letter from the IRS, do not panic. You need to realize there are a number of reasons why the IRS has contacted you. It could be something serious or it could be something simple. It is important to know that you are not in trouble rather you are being notified. You need to keep in mind that 48% of IRS notices are incorrect, unresponsive, or incomplete.

More than one million letters are mailed each year because people failed to sign their returns, or are about payment reminder, notice of amount due, notice of immediate action, discrepancy in earned income or other credits, underreported income adjustments, or an error in math.

If you get a letter from the IRS, there are a few things you can do that will help you.

  • Don’t panic
  • Be calm
  • Open the letter and review it
  • Be proactive!
  • Understand why you received the letter
  • Be sure to look at the tax year
  • Make sure you have all copies of your records and documents
  • Don’t volunteer information
  • Be organized! 
  • Call a tax professional

Common Questions About Getting A Letter From The IRS

  1. Do I have to respond?
    Absolutely! Read the letter carefully, there will be a time limit on it. It would be in your best interest to follow through.
  2. What if I did not respond to the letter?
    The IRS will send you another notice. If you fail to respond the second time, they will send you a final notice. After that, the IRS will begin to take action. You can avoid this by responding to the notice. It is best to use a tax professional and take care it correctly and quickly.
  3. Will I be guaranteed relief from the IRS?
    There is never a guarantee. A tax professional will help you with your problem and offer solutions such as installation arrangements, offer-in-compromise or other tax resolutions. However, they cannot guarantee you won’t have to pay taxes, or predict with 100% certainty how the IRS will rule on requests for tax relief.
  4. How can a Tucson tax professional help me?
    We will meet with you face to face to evaluate your situation. Then, we will recommend a solution, and assist you with gathering any information necesary to resolve your tax problem. We will also contact the IRS and work with them to resolve your situation. During this process, we will do our best to make you feel at ease and keep you informed every step of the process.

As long as you use a professional service like Tucson Tax Help, you should feel more at ease and feel confident that the job is getting done, and getting done correctly. Call today and see how we can help you through your tax issues.