What to do if you Receive a Letter from the IRS

what to do if you receive a letter from the irs

Tax season is stressful for everyone. Just making sure you have all the proper paperwork and don’t miss any penalties or deductions can make anyone feel like pulling their hair out. But what if you receive a letter from the IRS after your taxes have been filed? Here’s some practical advice on what to do if you receive a letter from the IRS:

Don’t Panic

Panicking is probably everyone’s first reaction when they receive a letter from the IRS. Don’t panic, but don’t ignore it either. Millions of letters are sent out by the IRS every year. Many IRS letters require just a simple response from the recipient.  Figure out what the IRS wants and respond immediately. Putting it off or running away from it will do no good.

What if You’re Being Audited by the IRS?

Once again, don’t panic! Selection for an audit does not always suggest there’s a problem. Many IRS letters are sent randomly, based on “norms” that each tax return is compared to, or are related to issues involving other taxpayers whose returns were selected for audit. If you are selected for an audit:

  • Understand that the IRS just needs clear information—they will inform you on exactly what they need from you so there is no guesswork.

Remember that the goal of an audit isn’t to make your life difficult; it’s to make sure the details line up. That letter from the IRS shouldn’t scare you if you deal with it head on.

what to do if you receive a letter from the irs

Help with an IRS Tax Audit in NH

Dealing with the IRS can be daunting, but there’s no reason to feel like you have to go it alone. Let the experienced professionals at TSLNH help guide you through the business of an IRS audit. We can answer your questions, help you find the information you need, and get your audit dealt with quickly. Contact us today to find out how we can help guide you through this tax season and beyond. We look forward to serving you!