Do you know what the people of Murrieta do when they receive an IRS tax notice?
- It may come as a surprise to you but they’ve been knowing about this for a long time?
When people of Murrieta receive an IRS tax notice they decide to visit Summerhill Tax Services. Clients of ours think about it long and hard and interview several tax professionals before choosing Summerhill.
And when clients make the decision to address their tax matters, they can have peace knowing they understand their situation while having game plan to resolve. Receiving a Tax Notice can be stressful, each year the IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers. Although some people may feel anxious when they receive one, many are easy to resolve. Here’s what to do if you receive a letter or notice from the IRS:
- Don’t panic. Follow the instructions in the letter.
- The notice usually covers a specific issue about your account or tax return. It may request payment of taxes, notify you of a change to your account or ask for additional information.
- If you receive a notice about a correction to your tax return, you should review it carefully. You usually will need to compare the information in the notice to the entries on your tax return. Having a preparer explain will make the situation easier:
If you agree with the correction, you usually don’t need to reply unless a payment is due.
If you don’t agree with the correction the IRS made, it’s important that you respond as requested. Allow at least 30 days for a response from the IRS.
- There is no need for you to call or visit an IRS office to answer most IRS notices. If you have questions, call the telephone number in the upper right corner of the notice. When you call, have a copy of your tax return and the notice available.
- Keep copies of any correspondence with your tax records
Summerhill offers free consultation and reviews of Tax Notices at no-cost, you are invited to stop in or if you know anyone who is seeking tax help, be sure to tell them about our free consultations. If you can’t make it in-person simply call and ask for a phone appointment. In the meantime we would appreciate it if you kept your eyes and ears open for individuals seeking help with their tax issues.