The first thing to remember is not to panic. Individuals and businesses receive notices and letters from the IRS all the time. Mail is the most common form of IRS correspondence and millions of letters are mailed out every year. That being said, you definitely do not want to ignore the letter. Most letters can be responded to easily and quickly. Read it carefully and be sure to follow the instructions. Your notice or letter will explain the reason for the contact and give you instructions on how to handle the issue. It will also list contact information if you have any questions. You do not need to visit an IRS center to resolve the issue. If the issue is a result of an IRS correction of your tax return, you should review the information provided and compare it to your tax return. Be sure to keep a copy of the notice with your tax records.
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