Millions of letters are mailed by the IRS each year to taxpayers for many different reasons. If you get a letter from the IRS here are a few suggestions on what to do.
Open the letter right away and don’t panic. Most IRS letters will be about your federal tax return. Each letter will deal with a specific issue. Each letter will give you specific instructions on what to do. It is important you read the letter carefully. Read it two or three times, if necessary, to fully understand what is being said.
An IRS letter could be about changes to your account, taxes you owe, or a request for payment. It could be a request for more information about your tax return.