The IRS says I owe $670 from my 2012 tax return. It's for SS/Railroad retirement.

I received a letter from the IRS stating I didn't include income from SS/Railroad retirement.  I don't receive retirement from the railroad.  I never worked for the railroad.  The amount they said I didn't submit was $2895.  I checked my SS 1099 and I earned $3406.80.  This is on my tax form.  Please check my record with you.  Tell me what to do.  Is there some one I can talk to?

Richard A. Lasater

775 385 7815


1.  The IRS is normally pretty good at tracking information to an individual.  If you received a letter from the IRS claiming you did not list income from an organization (retirement or otherwise) that you never worked for, in an amount which does not match any of your other records then you should call the IRS directly using information form their DIRECT site, and not this letter to verify if this letter is in fact sent from the IRS or if it is a clever fishing scam to get you to respond and give up information. 

IRS Link to Local Offices

Was this answer helpful? Yes No

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to TurboTax AnswerXchange for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach:

Do you still have a question?

Ask your question to the community. Most questions get a response in about a day.

Post your question to the community