Get advice and assistance in resolving inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service or your state taxing authority about your individual or business tax and compliance issues.
It is not uncommon for the IRS or your state taxing authority to mail letters to taxpayers to inform them of potential issues with a tax return or filing (most commonly marked as CP2000 series notices). It is an automated process that the IRS goes through to be sure that what you report on your tax returns agrees with what third parties are reporting to the IRS on your behalf. For example, if the IRS receives a W-2 from your employer that shows you received $30,000 in wages and you only reported $20,000 on your income tax return, that would show up as a discrepancy and trigger a letter from the IRS. The good news is that the notices can often be resolved and any payments avoided by providing additional information to the IRS or other tax agency.
What to do if you receive a notice?
Contact us and let us review the notice and draft a response on your behalf.
If you receive such a notice, do not delay in responding as it often requests a response within a 30-day deadline and to not do so can trigger penalties and additional payments. However, prior to assuming that the proposed change is correct and agreeing to pay any balance due, let us review the letter and assist you in your response. Quite often the proposed change is incorrect and assumes the most unfavorable outcome, since the IRS does not have all of the necessary information to complete your tax return schedules.
* It is important to note that these notices should be received via mail and will not be done with a telephone call or an e-mail from the IRS. If you receive a notification by telephone call or e-mail, that is a scam and something you should ignore.