You likely got the mail, saw the return address, and felt your heart sink before you even opened the envelope. Unless you are expecting a tax refund by mail, a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) generally does not bring good news. However, before you become anxious and let your mind wander to the worst-case scenario, it is important to stop and think about what the IRS letter is saying and what you can do about it.
Don’t Panic Yet
We won’t lie to you. Unpaid taxes can result in significant penalties and have a substantial impact on your life. Yet, if this is your first letter from the IRS, you don’t have to panic because:
- The letter may not be right.
- The letter likely provides options for you, even if it is right.
- You have the right to get help and to review all of your options before you make a decision.
Of course, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to take action. If you fail to take action, additional IRS communications and sanctions are likely.
Act Today to Resolve Any Outstanding Tax Liability
Gather all of the information that you need and make an informed decision about how best to proceed with the IRS. You can get started right away by watching the free videos on our website and by downloading a free copy of our book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems. You can also call us directly to schedule an initial consultation about your legal rights and possible solutions to the IRS letter you received.