IRS Follow Up Letter

You have received a letter from the IRS. They always say what is the reason for contacting you and how to resolve the issue. If you received a notice or a letter that clearly states that you need to send an IRS follow-up letter back by a certain date, here is a general template to help you formulate your response.

You can also learn more about IRS notices and letters here

Dear {Recipient},

I am writing in response to the letter I received from the IRS dated on the {date}. I am sorry to say that I do not agree with the assertions made in this letter, and I would like to take this opportunity to provide more information and clarification on the matter.

The first issue I have with the letter is that it seems to rely on a misunderstanding of the facts. The IRS states that {copy the statement from the letter you received and explain why you think they have made a mistake, for example: I failed to report income from {date}, when in fact this income was reported on my tax return. Furthermore, this income was reported correctly and in accordance with all applicable laws.} 

The second issue I have with the letter is that it seems to imply that I have committed some sort of wrongdoing. This is not the case – I have acted in good faith at all times and complied with all applicable laws.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this matter further with a representative from the IRS. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so that we can arrange a time for this discussion. 

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.


{Your Name}

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