The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including if:
- They have a balance due.
- They are due a larger or smaller refund.
- The agency has a question about their tax return.
- They need to verify identity.
- The agency needs additional information.
- The agency changed their tax return.
Here are some do’s and don’ts for taxpayers who receive one:
Don’t ignore it.
Do read the notice.
Do respond timely.
Do pay amount due. Taxpayers should pay as much as they can
Do keep a copy of the notice or letter.
Do avoid scams. The IRS will never contact a taxpayer using social media or text message. The first contact from the IRS usually comes in the mail.