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Beware: The IRS is Sending Important Notices with Bad Dates

Several of my clients received IRS Notices with due dates that already expired by the time I received the Notices because the mail date stated on the Notices was months ago-this despite being recently mailed!! The pandemic shutdown really messed things up with all agencies.

The National Taxpayer Advocate stated that the IRS generated more than 20 million notices that were printed but not immediately mailed. As a result, the notices bear dates that now have passed, some by several months. Many of the Notices are time sensitive and require taxpayers to respond by deadlines that have also passed.

The IRS is aware of this problem and by allowing the Notices to be “late mailed,” they are intentionally creating a false entry on tens of thousands of taxpayers official records of account (ie., transcripts).

After Congressional intervention and demand, the IRS is now granting additional time to respond before interest or penalties apply and the IRS is putting inserts with the letters to explain something about the mismatch in the date of mailing and the dates on the letters. The problems are many with this error on the IRS’s part that will impact taxpayer’s accounts into the future.

If you have received an incorrectly dated IRS Notice, call:

McFARLANE LAW – A Tax Law Firm

T. 480-991-0032 / e: stephen@taxlawaz.com/ net: www.taxlawaz.com

All we do is resolve tax problems! We have years dealing with the local IRS and ADOR agents.

With offices around the Phoenix valley, Tucson, and Flagstaff.

We represent clients at all administrative agency and appeal levels, the Arizona Tax Court, and the federal US Tax Court, and throughout Arizona: Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Yuma, Casa Grande, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson, Coconino County, Yavapai County, Maricopa County, Pima County, Cochise County, Pinal County.




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