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What Should I do when I receive a bill from the IRS and I disagree…? (Part II)

What Should I do when I receive a bill from the IRS and I disagree…? (Part II)

If you disagree with the information on the bill, call the number on it, or visit your local Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office. (Appointment may be required.) Be sure to have a copy of the bill and any tax returns, cancelled checks, or other records that will help the IRS agent understand why you believe your bill is wrong. If they find that you’re right, the agent will adjust your account and, if necessary, send a revised bill.

If you don’t pay the amount due or tell the IRS why you disagree with it, they may take collection actions.

If you are in bankruptcy, please notify the IRS immediately. The bankruptcy may not eliminate your tax debt, but they may temporarily stop collection. Call the number on your bill or 1-800-973-0424. Have the following information available: the location of court, bankruptcy date, chapter and bankruptcy number.

Next week – who do I contact if I need help?

(IRS Publication 594) (TTT 07/30/19