No one likes to open their mailbox to find something from the IRS. Well….unless they are expecting a huge REFUND check, right?
Sometimes, instead, you get a NOTICE from the IRS. Definitely not as much fun, but it may not be as bad as you think.
Some reasons they send notices:
- You may not have included all of your estimated payments that you made on your tax return. Those notices normally say that they want to verify you filed the return they received. They will ask you for a copy of your tax return and the dates and check numbers of the payments made.
- Many audits these days are done by mail. You will want to provide all of, and ONLY, the items requested.
- Sometimes they want proof that you can claim a dependent on your tax return.
- and on and on
Here is a link to the IRS guidelines on what to do if you receive a notice from them.
No matter what they want, it’s in your best interest to give it to them asap in order to get your return processed or the problem resolved.
So what’s better? You open your mailbox……what’s better to see? No mail at all or an IRS Notice? Should I guess?