Things to Know about IRS Notices and Letters

Things to Know about IRS Notices and Letters

Each year, the IRS sends millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons.

You’re thinking the same thing we are. What about the trees?

What would Captain Planet do?
What would Captain Planet do?

Here are a few things you need to know in case one shows up in your mailbox.

Never panic. If you’ve received a letter in the mail and haven’t opened it because you’re scared, do not fret. Most times, just answering the notice can take care of it.

If you receive a notice, it is often about a specific issue on your federal return. Each notice has specific instructions about what you need to do or additional information needed.

You have the right to agree or disagree with the notice, but it’s important for you to at least respond if you do not. If you agree with the notice, you usually don’t need to reply unless it gives you other instructions or you need to make a payment.

–Always remember that notices have deadlines in which they need to be answered by.

If you have questions, you should call the phone number that is located in the upper right hand corner of the notice. Having a copy of the tax return and notice in question will help with getting answers when contacting the IRS.

Do not panic! As the IRS says plainly on their website, “You often only need to reply to take care of a notice.” It’s that simple, and we at Semaphore believe in #StressFreeTaxes.

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This post is to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, business, or tax advice. Each person should consult his or her own attorney, business advisor or tax advisor with respect to matters referenced in this post. Semaphore assumes no liability for actions taken in reliance upon the information contained herein.

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