What Your IRS Notice Means

Tax season is just around the corner. While this can already be a quite nerve-wracking time, what can happen next will prove to be more stressful – receiving IRS notices. There are, fortunately, different ways by which you can deal with IRS notices without much drama.

When it comes to IRS notices, you have to remember that this is typically sent via registered mail, and not via email. Once you have received one, you need to make sure that you go through it. There are a number of reasons why IRS would be sending you a notification. Some of the most common reasons would include:

  • To notify you of changes in your tax returns
  • To let you know about any balances dues
  • To tell you that you have a refund
  • To get additional information or to verify your identity
  • To notify you of any delays in the processing

Because there are a number of reasons why the IRS would be sending you a notice, you need to make sure that you do not ignore it.

Depending on the reason, the IRS notice that you receive would typically contain a date when your response is expected. If there is a need for you to pay something, you need to make sure that you have it settled as soon as possible.

If you want to question any changes made by the IRS on your return, make sure you sent in your reply as soon as possible. There are a number of IRS tax lawyers who can help you go through your record and check if the changes made are valid.

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