October 29th, 2022 in
I just received a letter from the IRS and I’m scared to open it. What do I do? Receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service is scary. Your heart skips a beat, your hands sweat and your mind envisions the IRS seizing your bank accounts and home. You just stare at the letter in your hands with fear in your heart.
The first thing to do is to take a deep breath and open the letter. Once it is opened, read the letter. The IRS generally provides instructions what to do if you disagree with the letter. Many times IRS notices do not require any further action from you. This can include letters just notifying you they are still processing your return, are correcting an error on your return or your annual statement.
If you disagree with the letter, send a written letter to the IRS explaining why you disagree and include any supporting documentation that supports your position. It will take the IRS at least 30 days to respond. Be sure to keep a copy of the notice and any written correspondence you send with your tax records.
Receiving a letter from the IRS is no reason to panic. Read the letter thoroughly and then follow the instructions on the letter. Responding timely and accurately can resolve any issues with the least amount of stress. If you have any questions, contact our team of experienced attorneys to assist.