Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter

ABout Your Notice

If you receive a letter or notice from the IRS, it will explain the reason for the correspondence and provide instructions. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with simply, without having to call or visit an IRS office.

The notice you receive covers a very specific issue about your account or tax return. Generally, the IRS will send a notice if it believes you owe additional tax, are due a larger refund, if there is a question about your tax return or a need for additional information

In most cases, a simple explanation letter with supporting documents will satisfy the IRS’s inquiry and resolve the outstanding issue.  However, if the case is turning out to be complex and no quick resolution is in sight then it might be prudent to turn to a professional for help.  A tax attorney, certified public account and an enrolled agent can help you working out the issues with the IRS.