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Received a Letter from the IRS? - January 2010 - YouTube video text script

HERE’S A TIP FROM THE I-R-S.
 
HI… I’M JODI PATTERSON… AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED A LETTER FROM US RECENTLY?

YEAH… I KNOW THAT CAN BE SCARY BUT DON'T PANIC.

AND… PLEASE, DON'T IGNORE IT.

THERE ARE MANY REASONS THE I-R-S WILL SEND YOU A LETTER… OR A NOTICE… AS WE CALL IT.

SOMETIMES WE JUST HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR TAX RETURN.

PERHAPS WE FOUND A MISTAKE.

THE NOTICE COVERS A VERY SPECIFIC ISSUE AND GIVES SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.
 
USUALLY THE ISSUE CAN BE HANDLED WITHOUT VISITING OR CALLING THE I-R-S.

FOR EXAMPLE… IF YOU OWE ADDITIONAL TAX… YOU OFTEN SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN RIGHT ONLINE.

IF YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS… THERE’S ALWAYS A TELEPHONE NUMBER LISTED ON THE NOTICE.

ALSO… WE'VE BEEN WORKING TO MAKE OUR LETTERS MUCH EASIER TO UNDERSTAND.

THIS IS AN ON-GOING PROJECT TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOU.

LEARN MORE AT I-R-S-DOT-GOV SLASH NOTICES.

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