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If you get a notice from the IRS, don’t panic. After you get over that initial sense of dread, be sure to deal with it right away. After all, you don’t want a problem with the IRS just because you procrastinated because of fear.

You should know right from the start, if you filed with ezTaxReturn.com and get a letter from IRS, don’t hesitate to contact us. We know all about the kinds of notices the IRS sends, and we can help explain why you received it and what to do about it.

The IRS often sends notices is about a specific issue with a tax return. They may just be asking for a simple correction, or a copy of a receipt you claimed as a tax deduction. All you have to do is send a copy of the receipt along with the tear-off portion of the notice.

Another common type of IRS notice is a correction on your tax return. If you agree with the change you don’t have to do anything, but you should keep the letter with your tax return in your files.

But if IRS says you have a payment due, and you disagree with what they say or how they changed your tax return, contact us immediately if you filed with us. We can help you understand the IRS notice and write a letter that explains why you don’t agree and tell you which documents and/or receipts to make send with the bottom tear-off portion of the notice to the IRS. Remember to keep a copy of everything you send for your records. The IRS usually responds in about 30 days.

If you would like to contact the IRS directly, there is a number you can call in the upper right corner of the notice.

By the way, DO NOT fall for phone and email scams that look like they’re from the IRS. The real IRS always contacts people by mail, not by phone, email, social media, texting or telepathy.