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What To Do If You Get An IRS Notice Or Letter?

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What is an IRS Notice

An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) notice is a document the sent to taxpayers to inform them of changes to their account or tax return. The IRS may provide information about taxes owed, changes in filing status, an audit or other adjustment to a taxpayer’s account.

It can also include instructions on what action needs to be taken, such as making payments on time or submitting additional documents.

Depending on the type of notice received, you have different options for responding and/or resolving the issue. It is important to read all IRS Notices carefully and respond accordingly.

You should never ignore an IRS Notice as it could result in serious consequences such as penalties, interest charges and even legal action by the IRS.

If you received an IRS notice and don’t know what to doe, we highly recommend you contact a qualified tax professional to help guide you through the process.

What Is The IRS Notification Process

The IRS Notification process is a way for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to communicate with taxpayers for a number of reasons but for the sake of this article, we will talk about tax obligations. It includes notices, letters, and other communications from the IRS.

The IRS sends out these notifications to inform taxpayers of their tax debt that is due and to provide guidance on how to pay off those balances. Notifications may include information about filing deadlines, potential penalties for not filing taxes, collection notices, or payment arrangements.

Individual taxpayers should take note of any notifications they receive from the IRS and promptly follow the instructions outlined in them.

In most cases the IRS will give the you ample time to take action. Typically they send 5 letters before levying bank accounts and wage garnishment. However, it is best not to wait until the 5th letter as failure to comply with the instructions could result in further penalties or other legal action taken against them.

How Long Do You Have To Respond To An IRS Notice?

If you receive an IRS notice, it is important to respond as soon as possible. The length of time you have to respond can vary depending on the type of notice. Generally, you will want to respond no later than 30 days from when you receive the notice.

It is important to read through the notice carefully so that you understand what is being asked of you and why. Check for errors in the balance due and if any questions arise, be sure to contact the IRS or hire an experienced tax accountant to review and help deal with the IRS on your behalf. Failure to respond in a timely manner may result in additional penalties or fees from the IRS.

What Happens If You Don’t Respond To An IRS Notice?

If you don’t respond to an IRS Notice, the IRS will assume that you agree with the changes they are proposing or that their assessment is correct and you may be required to pay additional taxes, penalties, and interest.

If you continue to ignore the notice, you could eventually face a lien on your assets or employee paycheck wage garnishment. It’s important to read the notice carefully and understand what it’s asking for and why.

If you can’t resolve the issue on your own or are too overwhelmed with the process, contact a tax professional for assistance. No matter what approach you take, don’t ignore any IRS notices or correspondence as this will only make matters worse in the long run.

How To Stop IRS Notices

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So, How do you stop IRS notices? If you received a letter or notice from the IRS in the mail, it is important to take action quickly. First, you should review the notice or letter carefully and make sure that all of the information is accurate. If there is an error, contact the IRS directly to appeal and explain the situation. It may also be helpful to obtain copies of any tax returns or other documents for review.

If you disagree or are overwhelmed and don’t know what to do we strongly suggest you to reach out to a tax professional for assistance with understanding and resolving the issue. Tax specialists have years of experience and know how to resolve tax issues immediately. In most cases hiring a professional to review the letter from the IRS along with your taxes will result in less IRS tax owed. Following these steps can help you stop IRS notices from arriving in your mailbox.

If you are unable to afford to hire a tax specialist then you can use the IRS taxpayer advocate service (TAS) which is an independent office within the IRS that helps individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty or other hardships.

TAS can help to resolve tax problems, provide guidance on how to comply with the tax laws, and make suggestions on how to improve their services. TAS provides free assistance to those who cannot resolve their issues through normal channels. They offer a personalized service that includes a single point of contact to ensure that all of your concerns are addressed in an efficient and timely manner. They also assist taxpayers in understanding their rights and provide them with important information about their options for resolving disputes with the IRS.

Give us a call today for a free 15 minute consultation at 877-860-3731. Our Tax agency

will help you understand the next steps and will help answer any questions. we have helped many clients resolve their tax issues and have saved them a lot of money in fees and penalties.