Tax Tip: Received A Letter From the IRS? Here’s What to Do

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

  1., April 21, 2022