DEEP BREATH DON’T PANIC. Ok you received a letter from the irs. You not going to jail nor is it the end of the world. Now that, that is out the way READ the letter and see what has occurred that you have received this letter. You can also go on the irs website at irs.gov and put in the letter or notice number and it will let you know why you received the letter. majority of the time its one of the following

  • You have a balance due.

  • You are due a larger or smaller refund.

  • They have a question about your tax return.

  • They need to verify your identity.

  • They need additional information.

  • They changed your return.

  • They need to notify you of delays in processing your return.

If your notice or letter requires a response by a specific date do yourself a favor and respond. You don’t want to aquire more interest and penalty charges, and you will also want to preserve your rights to appeal if you don’t agree with what your letter is telling you. So no matter what respond.

If you can’t pay don’t just not pay at all. Paying what you can is better then not paying anything at all. If the full payment isn’t paid then they will send you something for a payment plan. You can also go on there website at www.irs.gov and search for a payment  plan. You can always call them, and use the reference number on your letter you received. Call the number on the letter rather then the 1800 829 1040