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Don’t Try To “Go Up Against” The IRS

dttgaFEW THINGS WILL RUIN YOUR DAY MORE THAN receiving an unexpected envelope with Internal Revenue Service marked on the return address. In spite of your best efforts to comply with the law, sometimes things go awry. If you understand the way the agency works, you can settle most disputes relatively quickly. But even when you begin to feel like you’re living inside a Kafka novel, there are a few steps you can take without incurring the cost of a lawsuit.

In two-thirds of small-business-owner clashes with the IRS, simply laying out the facts and answering any of the tax collector’s questions clears up the problem. Most of the rest can be settled within the agency’s own appeals mechanisms. There are two basic problems you’re likely to run into with the IRS: The agency made a mistake in its procedure …