How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter (IRS Tax Help Relief)


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How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter (IRS Tax Help Relief)

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  2. 2. Notices and Letters are Commonplace Some IRS Notices and Letters are for informational purposes only, however others are instructional and may require strict response times. The following steps can be used to determine how to respond to an IRS Notice or Letter…
  3. 3. How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter Step #1 Immediately review the correspondence to determine the nature and reason for the communication. Is the IRS simply confirming a recent change you made to your tax account or is the IRS notifying you of its intent to levy your bank account unless you respond within 30 days?
  4. 4. How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter Step #2 Determine if a time frame to respond is given. Many IRS Notices and Letters require a 10-day or 30-day response time.
  5. 5. How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter Step #3 Check the IRS website for more information on your Notice or Letter number (i.e. CP504, L1058). The Notice or Letter number can usually be found in the upper right- hand corner of each page. An explanation and list of common IRS Notices and Letters can be found here.
  6. 6. How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter Step #4 Most IRS correspondence contain a contact phone number on the top of the first page that you can call to respond. Whenever responding to the IRS, it is best to always contact the specific office or employee that issued the correspondence to you. By providing your Taxpayer Identification Number and Notice/Letter number, you should be able to secure enough information about your account that will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed.
  7. 7. How to Respond to an IRS Notice or Letter Step #5 If you don’t feel comfortable calling the IRS or you still have questions after speaking to an IRS employee, we will be happy to review and interpret your IRS Notice or Letter for FREE. Send us your Notice or Letter for a FREE review here.
  8. 8. For Assistance Landmark Tax Group™ Tel: 1-714-382-6780 Fax: 1-714-750-9366 Email: Have Questions? Need Help? Contact us for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation! Professional assistance from CPAs and former IRS Auditors
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