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IRS Resource to Help You Understand IRS Notices and Letters

November 13, 2013


The IRS website contains a helpful page called Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter. This page gives the taxpayer and/or tax preparer valuable information about the different notices and letters that the IRS may send to the taxpayer regarding a federal return that they filed with the IRS.

Here is what you will find:

  • Listing and link to some of the more common IRS notices with information on:
    • What the taxpayer needs to do
    • What the taxpayer may want to do
    • Answers to common questions
    • Tips for next year
    • Example of what the letter looks like
  • Listing and link for some of the letters a taxpayer may receive which provides information on:
    • What the letter is telling the taxpayer
    • What the taxpayer needs to do
    • What happens if the taxpayer takes no action
    • Who the taxpayer should contact if they have questions
  • A list of eight things every taxpayer should know if they receive a notice
  • How to identify where the number of the notice is located on the notice
  • Link to a list of other individual filer notices that the IRS may send regarding their tax return
  • Link to a list of other business filer notices that the IRS may send a business regarding their tax return