The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons, including:
- You have a balance due
- You are due a larger or smaller refund
- The IRS has a question about their tax return
- You must verify your identity
- The IRS requires additional information
- The IRS changed their tax return
If you receive a letter or notice from the IRS, check to see if there are any action items. If something needs attention, the IRS may provide a deadline for a response. You should also keep a copy of the letter for your tax records. Remember, all official IRS correspondence is through the mail, so there is usually no need to call the IRS.
* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific, individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from IRS.gov6
Footnotes and Sources
- IRS.gov, April 21, 2022