Worried About the IRS?

Worried About the IRS? Watch Our Tax Services Pro Tips Video

At LongSchaefer, our goal is to give you confidence in your finances. Whether it’s doing your taxes or financial planning for your future or business, we want you to feel informed and in control. As part of our comprehensive tax services, we offer advice and guidance for all aspects of your filing process. In providing tax services for so many clients, we also realize how intimidating it can be to have to deal directly with the IRS.

We also know that you don’t need to be worried. We offer quick and simple pro-tips videos to help you understand different aspects of personal finance. Here, you’ll find information to help you stress a little less about the IRS.

Take a Deep Breath

Even the IRS is aware of how intimidated taxpayers can sometimes feel about them. That’s why their own website advises you not to panic. Whether you’re sitting down to get started on your taxes or you’ve received a notice telling you something is wrong or you’re being audited, take a deep breath.

Letting yourself panic isn’t going to help, and will only make things seem worse than they likely are. Letting your nerves get the better of you as you fill in your own paperwork also makes it more likely that you’ll make a mistake. With the help of a professional firm, you can communicate clearly and professionally with the IRS to find a solution.

Paper Notices

If, for any reason, the IRS needs to contact you about your tax return, it will be by mail. The IRS doesn’t send official notices by email, nor will they contact you by phone. Many tax service providers have experience with panicked clients who have received “urgent” emails or intimidating phone calls from someone claiming to represent the IRS. Far more often than not, this is a scam.

Unfortunately, people’s fears over their finances, whether it’s owing taxes or being hit with an audit, often makes them easy prey for enterprising scammers. You can be assured by the tax services experts at LongSchaefer that, unless you get a paper notice in the mail, you can ignore emails and calls.

Bring Any Notices to Us

If you do receive a notice in the mail, bring it to a professional. A firm like LongSchaefer has a lot of experience with the information and language typically contained in IRS communication, and we’ll be able to help.

It’s much better to seek professional guidance first, before you respond or commit to something offered by the IRS. There might be other avenues you’re unaware of that a firm like ours can help you find. This will ultimately save you time and money and lead to a better resolution.

Tax Services with LongSchaefer

Still looking for help? Still worried about filing? Confused about your personal paperwork? Get in touch with our tax services and tax preparation experts today. LongSchaefer is here to help equip you with the knowledge you need to make the most of your money. Contact us or take a look at the other financial services that we offer.

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May 2020 COVID-19 Update

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