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IRS Notice? Don’t Panic

Every year, the IRS sends millions of notices to taxpayers, but not all are bad news. If you need help deciphering yours, just give us a call!

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Why Did The IRS Send Me a Notice?

The IRS notice will explain why they are contacting you and give you instructions on how to handle the issue at hand. In many cases, the IRS is notifying you about changes made to your return, seeking additional information, or sending you a payment request. If you’re unsure, you can also look up the notice number online to learn more about your specific letter. The notice number is typically found in the upper right-hand corner, along with information on who to contact if you have additional questions.

If you think the letter may be fraudulent, call 800-829-1040 for assistance or visit the Report Phishing page for more information.

The Most Common IRS Notices

Although there are more than 75 different IRS notices, there are three types that are most commonly received.

If you receive an IRS notice, don’t ignore it and don’t panic. Thoroughly read through the letter and follow the instructions provided. In most cases, you can handle the issue on your own. If you need help, however, feel free to give us a call!

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Common Questions About IRS Notices