Audits by Mail–What to Do?

The IRS conducts many types of audits each year to verify income and expenses claimed on tax returns. Many of these audits are conducted by mail. If you receive an audit by mail, be sure to read the letter carefully. The letter explains the issues involved and outlines the types of information you need to send [...]

Here’s What Taxpayers Need to Know about Their Right to Finality

This article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers interacting with the IRS have the right to finality. This is especially for taxpayers who are being audited. This is one of ten basic rights —collectively known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. For taxpayers who are in the process of an audit, here's what they should know [...]

IRS Temporarily Suspends Some Collection Items

This article was published by the IRS. On February 10, 2022, the IRS announced it will temporarily stop mailing some automated collection notices. Which automated collection notices are suspended? The IRS will temporarily stop mailing the following individual and business automated collection notices: CP80, Unfiled return notice CP59 and CP759 (Spanish), Unfiled tax return(s) 1st notice [...]

How to Avoid an Audit

While full-blown audits from the IRS are something that tax preparers are used to, a taxpayer likely views an audit right up there with a root canal, something to be avoided at all costs. It is impossible to predict with 100% accuracy which returns will be pulled for an audit, but there are [...]

Do’s and Don’ts for Taxpayers Who Get a Letter from the IRS

Every year the IRS mails millions of letters to taxpayers for many reasons. Here are some tips and suggestions for taxpayers who receive one: Don’t ignore it. Most IRS letters and notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and includes specific instructions on what to do. Don’t [...]

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