You did what you were supposed to do. You paid your taxes on time and in full. When you honestly considered any potential financial problems you could face personally or professionally, the thought of an IRS action never crossed your mind. Yet, now, you have been notified that the IRS says you owe back taxes, interest, and penalties.
It Could Be an IRS Mistake—But it Is Your Problem
The IRS likely has documentation, albeit possibly incorrect documentation, that describes why you owe taxes and what, if any, interest and penalties you allegedly owe. Thus, you may be incorrectly notified that you:
- Failed to file taxes on time and/or with the right forms
- That you owe back taxes
- That you owe interest on back taxes
- That you owe penalties for unpaid taxes
The IRS can be an intimidating agency, but it is important to stand up for your rights and to pay no more than you really owe if there has been an IRS mistake.
Don’t Fight the IRS Alone, Even if You’re Right
The notice that you receive from the IRS is not the final word in your tax dispute. Instead, you have the right to provide documentation that counters the IRS claim. Even if you are confident that you owe no taxes, it is important that you respond in a timely fashion to the IRS allegations and that you do so with the help of an experienced Oklahoma City IRS lawyer. Otherwise, you could jeopardize your legal rights and risk paying taxes, interest, and/or penalties that you truly did not owe the federal government.
For more information, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with an IRS tax lawyer today by calling 800-721-7054. We also invite you to download and read a FREE copy of The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems to learn more about protecting yourself during this difficult time.