It wasn’t just a notice that the IRS sent you this time. Now, the IRS has officially issued you a summons. Generally, an IRS summons indicates that the specific IRS Revenue Officer or IRS Revenue Agent assigned to your case believes that you are being noncompliant with requests for information or that you are falsifying information that you do provide to the agency. The summons is an indication that the IRS is serious about pursuing action against you, and it is not something that should be taken lightly.
What Could Happen if You Ignore an IRS Summons in Oklahoma
In order for the IRS to enforce a summons, the agency must go to federal court. If the court finds in favor of the IRS and agrees to enforce the summons, then you may be held in contempt of court for failing to comply with the summons. In some cases, this may mean that you face additional fines specifically related to your contempt of court and/or other sanctions imposed by the court.
How to Get Help if You’ve Been Issued an IRS Summons in Oklahoma
It is in your best interest to avoid being held in contempt of court. Thus, it is important that you do not ignore an IRS summons and instead respond to the summons. This does not necessarily mean that the IRS was right in issuing the summons or that you do not have options in responding to the summons. Instead, it means that you are acknowledging the summons, to avoid further problems.
You do not have to figure out how to respond to an IRS summons on your own. Instead, we encourage you to contact an experienced Tulsa tax attorney today for help. You can reach an experienced Tulsa tax lawyer via this website or by calling us directly at 800-721-7054. We also invite you to read a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, to learn more.