If you’ve received a notice from your state, your best option is to contact your state’s Department of Revenue.
A notice is the IRS’s way of telling you they disagree with something on your tax return. You can learn more about IRS notices, including your specific notice, at the IRS website. Our partner TaxAudit has a glossary with information about specific terms in your notice.
The IRS may tell you in a notice that they’re going to audit you or your business. If you’ve received an audit notice, review the IRS’s page on audits. If you purchased MAX or Audit Defense when you filed your taxes with TurboTax, we’ll help you with your audit
Respond promptly to any notice you receive. The IRS may consider the issue resolved (likely in their favor) if you don’t reply by the date in the notice.
The IRS will only contact you by mail. If someone demands payment from you by phone, they’re not from the IRS.
The different types of notices are:
- Automated adjustment notice – The IRS disagreed with something on your tax return and changed it.
- Correspondence audit – The IRS wants to check something or get some additional documentation.
- Office audit – The IRS wants to see you in their office to discuss part of your return.
- Field audit – The IRS wants to send someone to review your income and expenses.