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

May 06, 2015 by Dave Du Val, EA
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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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David E. Du Val, EA
Chief Compliance Officer for TRI Holdco

 

Dave Du Val, EA, is Chief Compliance Officer for TRI Holdco. Inc., the parent company of TaxAudit, and Centenal Tax Group. A nationally recognized speaker and educator, Dave is well known for his high energy and dynamic presentation style. He is a frequent and popular guest speaker for the California Society of Tax Consultants, the California Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Professionals. Dave frequently contributes tax tips and information to news publications, including US News and World Report, USA Today, and CPA Practice Advisor. Dave is an Enrolled Agent who has prepared thousands of returns during his career and has trained and mentored hundreds of tax professionals. He is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the California Society of Enrolled Agents. Dave also holds a Master of Arts in Education and has been educating people since 1972. 


 

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