Tax Tips Re: Your IRS Letter or Notice

Have you ever received a letter in the mail with the initials IRS?

I bet a million dollars that your heart started pounding! And I would have heard you say, “Oh my God, I’m getting audited!”

Stop right there!

The good news is there are various reasons why IRS will give you a letter.

Hello, this is Noel Dalmacio, your ultimate CPA at lowermytaxnow.

The IRS sends notices and letters for the following reasons:
• You have a balance due.
• You are due a larger or smaller refund
• IRS has a question about your tax return
• IRS needs to verify your identity
• IRS needs additional information
• IRS changed your return
• IRS We need to notify you of delays in processing your return

Your thinking, “What now?”

Here are your next steps:

Read – the letter contains valuable information, so please read it carefully. If the IRS changed your return, compare the information on the letter with your original return.

Respond – don’t ignore the response due date of the letter. Respond or if you don’t have the information, call and request for an extension.

Pay – if you agree with the changes, then you can pay online or issue a check.

Keep a copy of your notice or letter – this is very important since you might need these at a later date.

Contact us – you can contact the IRS or if all else fails, you can contact us for assistance.

So there you go. You’ve learned the reasons and the steps to take when you receive an IRS letter or notice. So next time, when your receive one, instead of freaking out, I would hear you say, “I got this Noel.”

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Until then, this is Noel Dalmacio, your ultimate CPA at

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