Receiving an IRS letter is upsetting. But it
may not be as scary as you think. The IRS may just need
additional information to verify a deduction or credit. Sometimes the IRS makes mistakes. The IRS will not call you to ask for payment.
We recommend IRS notices be reviewed completely
before making any requested payment. Bring a
copy of the notice, and we'll review it with you,
comparing it line by line to your original tax return for
accuracy. We'll assist in preparing a response to the notice for hassle-free resolution of the issue.
How does the IRS contact taxpayers?
What to do if You Get a Notice from the IRS
Ten Things to Know about IRS Notices and Letters
If you really owe the IRS additional money, they actually offer very helpful tips. Follow the links.
Four Tips if You Can't Pay Your Taxes on Time
Where Do I Make an IRS Payment?
If you need
assistance responding to an IRS notice or setting up a
payment plan, contact us.
The IRS will not:
- Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
- Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
- Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
- Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
- Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
- Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
- Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.
- Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.