If you get audited, do they send a letter or do they call you?

May 06, 2015 by Dave Du Val, EA
Internal Revenue Service building with traffic signal in front displaying a red light

Hey Dave,

If you get audited, do they send a letter or do they call you?

Hal

 

Hal

In most instances, the IRS will send you a letter notifying you of the audit. Some states will send an email, but the IRS does not. You should be highly suspicious of any telephone calls, and you should never give personal information over the telephone to someone who calls you. If the telephone call is threatening, you should be even more suspicious.

The IRS has a webpage for possible Identity Theft Issues. You can also find information on reporting various schemes, scams, and cons.

Note also that if you feel you have been the victim of a fraudulent call it can be reported to your local police or other such authorities.

Deductibly Yours,

Dave

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Rhonda was a Seasonal Tax Return Reviewer at TaxAudit before joining the permanent staff as an Audit Representative in 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in the Information Technology field for 15 years before making a career change. Since transitioning to the field of income tax in 2003, she has prepared and analyzed hundreds of tax returns. Rhonda enjoys helping taxpayers and tax professionals learn and understand the fascinating world of income taxes. Currently, she is the Learning and Development Manager.


 

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