Keep these important points in mind if you get a letter or notice:
Don’t Ignore It. You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily.
Follow Instructions. Read the notice carefully. It
will tell you if you need to take any action. Be sure to follow the
instructions. The letter will also have contact information if you have
Focus on the Issue. IRS notices usually deal with a
specific issue about your tax return or tax account. Your notice or
letter will explain the reason for the contact and give you instructions
on how to handle the issue. You can learn more about your notice or letter on IRS.gov.
- Correction Notice. If the IRS corrected your tax return, you should review the information provided and compare it to your tax return.
Respond to Requests about the Premium Tax Credit. The
IRS may send you a letter asking you to clarify or verify your premium
tax credit information. You should follow the instructions on the
letter. For more information about these letters, see the Understanding Your Letter 0012C page on IRS.gov/aca.
You Don’t Need to Visit the IRS. You can handle most
notices without visiting the IRS. If you have questions, call the phone
number in the upper right corner of the notice. Have a copy of your tax
return and the notice when you call.
Keep the Notice. Keep a copy of the IRS notice with your tax records.
- Watch Out for Scams. Don’t fall for phone and phishing email scams that use the IRS as a lure. We will contact you about unpaid taxes by mail first – not by phone. Be aware that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text or social media.
Additional IRS Resources:
- Tax Topic 651 – Notices – What to Do
- Tax Topic 653 – IRS Notices and Bills, Penalties and Interest Charges
- Understanding Your CP2000 Notice
- Understanding Your Letter 0012C
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