Letter from the IRS?
If the answer is yes, there is a good chance there’s a logical explanation that addresses the IRS’ concerns.
Send your tax preparer a copy of the IRS letter and ask for an explanation. There’s an excellent chance they will have answers that will satisfy the IRS. If you prepared your return yourself, look for the same issues a preparer would: A date may have been misread, information that is being requested was, in fact, included in the return or the time period wasn’t clear.
The IRS is not in the business of chasing people for amounts that aren’t due. If they’re satisfied you’ve paid what you owe, they will move on. Be patient as this may take some time to work through with the IRS. You will often wait for replies from the department for months at a time.
A notification from the IRS is not something to be ignored. If your notice is serious, the best step is to take a deep breath, read the notice carefully, and contact our office for assistance.
IRS tax problems can be like the meter on a taxi; the counter keeps going, adding more and more charges, even when you’re standing still. Many times the interest and penalties end up being more than the actual taxes you owe the IRS.
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights guarantees you certain rights as a taxpayer. The Right to Representation says you can retain an authorized representative to represent you in all your IRS dealings. That means, once you start working with us, you never have to talk to the IRS again. Just like that, no more harassment!
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