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  • Writer's pictureSean Sadeghi CPA, EA,

Why You Shouldn't Ignore an IRS Letters and How a Professional Can Help

Receiving an IRS letter can be a stressful experience. Many taxpayers immediately feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. Unfortunately, ignoring the letter only makes things worse. Here's why you should take immediate action and why it's a good idea to contact a professional to help.

  1. The IRS won't go away

Ignoring an IRS letter won't make the problem go away. In fact, it will only make things worse. The IRS is a powerful agency and they have numerous tools at their disposal to get you to pay what you owe, including wage garnishment, seizure of assets, and even legal action.

  1. Penalties and interest can add up quickly

If you ignore an IRS letter, the penalties and interest can add up quickly, making it much more difficult to resolve the issue. The longer you wait, the more you'll owe and the harder it will be to resolve the matter.

  1. A professional can help you navigate the process

Navigating the IRS system can be complex and confusing. A professional tax specialist can help you understand what you owe, what your options are, and what steps you need to take to resolve the issue. They can also help you negotiate a payment plan or other resolution that works best for you.

  1. Professionals have experience and knowledge

A professional tax specialist has the experience and knowledge to help you resolve your issue quickly and efficiently. They can provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that someone is on your side, working to resolve the matter and protect your rights.

  1. Professional representation can reduce the risk of audit

If you have a professional representing you, the risk of an audit decreases significantly. This is because a professional will ensure that your tax returns are accurate and in compliance with all applicable tax laws, reducing the risk of an audit.

In conclusion, ignoring an IRS letter is not a good idea. The penalties and interest can add up quickly, making the issue much more difficult to resolve. A professional tax specialist can help you navigate the process, providing you with the knowledge and experience needed to resolve the matter quickly and efficiently. Don't hesitate to contact a professional to help as soon as possible.

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