IRS Collection Notices FAQ
If I've Moved, Will I Still Get My IRS Collection Notice?
The IRS uses your “last known” address to send mail. The most recently filed tax return is the item that typically provides that address.. but if that's not correct, you should file a form 8822 and let the IRS know about the new address.
I Don't Understand My Collection Notice. What Do I Do?
If you don't understand your IRS collection notice and the debt is related to a IRS form 1040, start by calling the IRS at 800 829 1040. you can call an experienced tax resolution attorney, CPA, or enrolled agent as well.
Can I Request Help from The IRS Taxpayer Advocate?
The IRS taxpayer advocate exists to help taxpayers with IRS problems who have not been able to obtain a resolution with the IRS directly.
How Do I Find out If "All Is Well" in My IRS Relationship?
The IRS considers you to be “in good standing” if all returns are filed, you are withholding enough to prevent future debt, you don't have any IRS debt or are in an installment agreement to pay it, and don't have any open audit or cp2000 letter review taking place. You can call the IRS at 800 829 1040 to confirm or speak with a tax pro who can review your IRS history.
How Do I Obtain My Account History-Info from The IRS?
IRS history transcripts can be requested by phone by calling 800 829 1040 or the number on your notice, ordered online, or by asking a tax pro to obtain them for you.
How Do I Know that The IRS Received My Response to An
IRS Collection Notice?
Calling the number on the IRS notice you responded to will typically allow you to confirm receipt. You can hire a tax pro as well. Sending the response with a tracking number will help you confirm, but you should always follow up directly anyway.
Is There a String of Collection Notices the IRS Is Required to Send?
Yes. When you have a new IRS debt, the IRS must provide a series of notices before it can collect on that particular year.
Should I Hire a Tax Professional?
If you have an IRS debt, it will always make sense to have a tax professional “analyze” the overall situation to determine your best path to resolution. But the resolution itself may be best handled on your own.