How to Communicate Effectively with the IRS
No one really wants to do it, but if we must, then by all means, let’s do it right!
Being able to successfully communicate with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a goal that requires zero error of margin. When dealing with finances, especially in the area of taxes, making sure that you and the IRS have a mutual understanding is important. The best way to achieve this goal is to communicate. Many misunderstandings with the IRS could be avoided if taxpayers simply take the initiative to explain their case.
It’s is not up to the IRS to make sure your tax documents are up to date. Their only responsibility is to make sure they keep up with those who aren’t! Make no mistake; they will contact you with a one-time warning explaining their issue with you, usually by mail. Their letter will entail why they are contacting you, what you need to do, and what will happen if you don’t comply.
Whether one might be in agreement with what the IRS is conveying is irrelevant. It is crucial to contact them and verify that the letter you received is indeed, from the IRS. There are many scam artists who make it their business to make your personal information theirs!
There are 3 Ways to Communicate with the IRS:
Communicating by Email
With technology today, of course the IRS will have an email address for taxpayers to use! Using this method not only saves on the cost of paper and postage; it also provides a virtual paper trail that will prove as a useful transcript between yourself and the IRS. Email communication serves as a quick reference should you need to refer to past correspondence. The drawback is not to expect an immediate response. It is also worth noting NOT to include any personal information such as social security numbers and birthdates in these emails.
Communicating my Mail
The old fashioned way now nicknamed as “snail-mail” is just as effective as using email. When sending a letter to the IRS, it is recommended to keep a copy for your records. One should always send IRS documents by certified mail. This will cost more than a regular stamp but you will have the piece of mind knowing that your letter can be tracked. Plus, you will receive a postcard confirming its delivery.
Communicating by Phone
This is the best way to communicate with the IRS. Although there aren’t any paper trails, you have the convenience of personally speaking with an official IRS representative. This gives callers the ability to confirm what information they have on file and if it is incorrect, the content can be amended. It is recommended to attain some type of confirmation number, a name, or employee ID to affirm that you have spoken with an IRS agent. It is also preferred to call first thing in the morning if possible to avoid long waiting periods.
There is Another Way…
Communicating by email, snail-mail, and telephone are the 3 main ways to contact the IRS. Yet, if there was a way to get around those 3 options, wouldn’t you want to know? Success Tax Relief has been working with taxpayers for more than 30 years. We specialize in communicating directly with the IRS on our client’s behalf. If you need to contact the IRS, let us do it for you. Get the process started by contacting us online or calling 1-877-825-1179.