How to Stay Calm When Talking to the IRS
The first thing someone might do when they realize that they have to communicate with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is think the worst. This can sometimes lead to panic. It’s a natural reaction, but it doesn’t have to be. The IRS can certainly be intimidating and rightfully so. It is an entity that demands respect because it will render strict consequences to those who do not abide by the laws of paying his or her taxes as a US citizen.
The reality is, the IRS is a business. Anyone who needs to communicate with the IRS needs to approach it that way, no matter if that person is in debt or if they are representing someone who is in debt. It’s all a business.
When talking to the IRS, the first thing to do is remain calm. This may be easier said than done, but it is doable if the following steps are taken:
Don’t Panic. Think Positive!
Instead of thinking about the worst thing that can happen, start thinking about how to avoid it. This can be achieved by simply communicating to the IRS.
Usually, talking to the IRS is not a voluntary thing. More often than not, a taxpayer may owe the IRS money or perhaps there was a discrepancy in his or her annual tax filing. In any case, the IRS will contact the taxpayer by mail notifying him or her of the issue in question, and that’s it! It is then up to the taxpayer to take action. Even if the matter in question can be quickly resolved, it is always best to pick up the phone and communicate with IRS so that they can have written documentation that you made an effort to resolve the matter.
Organize Your Documents
Before picking up the phone to call the IRS, it is highly recommended to gather all of the tax documents in question. The IRS representative will have questions. Being fully prepared to answer these questions is half of the battle. The worst thing to do is put an IRS representative on hold just to go fumble around for tax-related documents. Having information on hand will expedite the entire communication process helping the taxpayer to eventually come to some sort of resolve.
It is important to understand that an IRS Customer Representative is a person who is doing his or her job. He or she did not personally send the audit letter to you. These representatives are not pocketing the money that may have been garnished from your wages. These people are simply representing the IRS. Do not take your frustration out on them. They are there to help you.
Other Avenues of Help
If you’d rather avoid dealing with the IRS altogether, well, you can’t do that! However, you can hire someone to diplomatically take care of any tax issues you may have with IRS. Success Tax Relief Service practices taking care of tax relief problems that you may have with the IRS.
We are located in LaPorte, Texas and have over 30 years of experience working with tax lawyers, auditors, financial analyst and other professionals. So if you really want to stay calm when talking to the IRS, let us do the talking for you! Call us today at 877-825-1179 or contact us online to schedule an appointment now.