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Apr 25, 2018

What if I don’t respond to a taxing authority audit notice

The last thing you want to see in your mailbox is official mail from the Internal Revenue Service. They rarely have any good news for you. Most of the time a letter from them means that you have been audited for some reason or another. They will go out of their way to find every last dollar and cent that they can that you owe them. Thus, the letter from the IRS is definitely not an appealing one to see show up in your box.

You have options when you receive the letter. You can choose to simply ignore it and try to wish it away in your mind. The other options of course is to actually respond to it and take some steps towards getting it taken care of. Given those two options, most can see that obviously it is best to take steps towards getting it taken care of. That is truthfully the only way in which a person can manage to take care of their business.

In the event that you decide to ignore your IRS notice of an audit you might wonder what will happen. The answer is that the best case scenario that you could hope for is that the IRS will just continue to add fees and penalties. However, the scenarios do not get any better from there. You could be looking at wage garnishments and levies if you are not careful with this. The IRS does not want to be ignored in their quest to get the money that they are rightfully owed from you in the form of backed taxes. You can ignore them if you want, but that is only going to work against you in the long run.

There are worst case scenarios that are even worse than having wage garnishments or levies against you. There is even a possibility of having criminal charges brought against you if you ignore your audit notice for too long and also have backed taxes that you legitimately owe. That is not entirely out of the question depending on what your circumstances are. Do you really want to risk the possibility of going to jail just because you wanted to ignore the notices that the IRS had been posting about your need to pay them? That is not a scenario that most people would find very appealing at all.

When you receive your IRS letter you might be somewhat scared. That is an understandable reaction to have. However, you need to act with rational thought and always with your own best interests in mind. Then and only then will you be able to navigate your way through what could otherwise be a minefield of legal and financial issues.

Your best friend in these situations is definitely a tax attorney who has seen it all before. He or she can hold your hand through these difficult times and help you get to the best possible solution that you can find with the IRS. That is why you need one right away.

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