Receiving a letter from the IRS can understandably be a cause for concern for most taxpayers. After all, receiving a letter to let you know that you can expect a bigger refund, while not unheard of, isn’t exactly common. If you receive notice from the IRS, our Sacramento team can help you handle things to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.
So, why does the IRS contact taxpayers? Typically, a letter from the IRS is sent to inform you of a balance due, to notify you of a delay in processing your tax return, or to get more information or clarity regarding your return.
What to Do if You Receive a Letter From the IRS
Just like any other letter you receive, the first step is a pretty obvious one: read the letter! If you’re not sure why the notice was sent, or if you’re not sure whether it’s legitimate, then the Paramount Tax Relief team can help.
Next, you’ll want to respond, if necessary. While a notice of delay or a notice of a change in your refund is typically just for your records, a letter requesting payment or more information needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
If you’re not confident that a letter is legitimate, we recommend contacting the IRS directly via the phone number or address on their official site to validate the letter. This can help you to avoid falling victim to phishing or other potential scams. Remember that the IRS will never request personal information via social media or email,
Once you validate the correspondence, it’s important to make a payment as soon as possible if a balance is owed. This will help you to avoid an IRS bank levy or wage garnishment. Even if you can’t pay in full, making a good faith payment can help to keep things moving smoothly. When you work with Paramount Tax Relief, our experts can advise you on how to structure a payment plan with the IRS to avoid incurring additional penalties or interest on the balance you owe.
If you’ve received notice from the IRS, the most important thing is not to ignore it! Instead, contact Paramount Tax Relief online or call our team at (916) 533-9940 to take the first step toward resolving any outstanding issues you have with the IRS. Our team is here to provide the help you deserve!