The main focus of my practice is compliance and taxpayer representation. Today I had a taxpayer who came to see me who was audited last year and I am just now getting her information after 5 months. This happens mainly because she did not understand how the process works.
To give you a better understanding of how this works I have attached a power point presentation and also there are other 3 basic things to remember:
1. Open IRS letters when received
2. Review carefully when they expect you to answer back by
3. Talk to the IRS
OPEN IRS LETTER:
As basic as this may sound, open all your mail from the IRS. Do not ignore any letters from them. If you do not understand what the letter says, the main thing you want to look at is how much time you have to answer to them. The letter may seem to be in a different language, but what you really want to do is review step number 2.
Review carefully when they expect you to answer back by:
The IRS will give you a period of time to answer by, this is very important to keep in mind to plan as to what you want to do. you will need to approach them with reasonable time to react to your problem.
Talk to the IRS:
If you do not understand what is going on, call, an IRS representative will explain to you what the problem is and at that time you figure out if you need to hire someone to help you. While talking to the IRS agent ask for a reasonable amount of additional time to find someone to help you.
Sonia E Narvaez
CPA Accounting & Tax Services
1813 N Dean Road, Suite 104
Orlando, FL 32817