After working in the area of tax preparation for more than 30 years, I have learned that even if you are a good, thoughtful tax preparer, you might still get notices from the IRS and/or Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Notices are delivered in May and June. The following is my guide to common IRS notices and how to react to them. First of all, never, ever ignore a letter from governmental regulatory bodies and always be polite in responding within the time allowed.
Jean M. Willard, CPA, is a principal in the Middleton offices of Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, she has worked in public accounting with a focus on helping small business and individual clients.