Have you answered your phone and found an IRS agent on the other end? That is NOT an IRS agent. These are SCAM calls. The IRS will NOT call you.
The IRS ALWAYS notifies you of any issues by mail. Sometimes the notice you receive in the mail will have the name and number of an IRS agent for you to contact. This is a legitimate person to call. Your contact person will be able to chat with you on the phone but again, it will only be after a mailing has been sent out. Please don’t ignore an IRS notice. They will continue to mail you periodically so it is best, in my opinion to open the letter and get the matter resolved as soon aspossible.
Got it? No more freaking out when the IRS calls you. Either hang up or report the call to the IRS at www.irs.gov.
ALSO, the IRS will not contact you via EMAIL, TEXT or SOCIAL MEDIA, ever!
If you do receive an IRS notice in the mail, be sure to reach out to your tax preparer and do so timely as many notices have time limits on them which you don’t want to ignore. Attorneys, CPA’s and Enrolled Agents are the only professionals with unrepresentation rights with the IRS on your behalf. You can absolutely also represent yourself in IRS matters and often I recommend taxpayers do this if the matter is simple and can be easily resolved.
As always, we are here to answer your questions and help you resolve any IRS related matters.