Whenever you receive call form the IRS it is a point of concern. However, you should learn how to handle it so that you don’t do anything that should have not done. To response the IRS call needs a planning and an expert advice. First thing that you should take care of is, do not get panic! IRS’ any kind of message through a correspondence or over the telephone is always intimidating however; you should first check what reason of receiving the call from IRS was. It could be possible you have received the response for your IRS relief refund.
Before working on the information required by the IRS, you should first if it was a genuine call or not? In same cases, this just a scam to make people fool in the name of IRS. May be someone is trying to celebrate fool’s day with you! The scam call can also be made just to get your personal details such as social security number, email id or birth date. Always remember, whenever you receive call from IRS, the agent needs to tell you his/her name along with a unique identification. If you’ve any doubts about the call, you can always call the local IRS office in your area and check if the identification number exists or not.
Once you get confirmation that it was an actual call from IRS, you would quickly react on the call. First check what information is asked by the IRS. If you’ve received call you must have a little hint about the matter because IRS always sends letters before calling a taxpayer. If you’ve been ignoring letters, now time has come to act on the question raised by the IRS. If it was an ordinary collection call, you don’t need to be scared as IRS must be looking for more information about your tax filing or for more payment. Usually these matters are easy to handle and you don’t need to employ any tax attorney or lawyer to deal with the issue. If you find that payment is bit high you can ask for payment plan.
Every call from IRS is not easy to handle. If you’ve received call from IRS and the agent is not an ordinary agent but a revenue agent then the issue is bit serious and more complicated than just providing small information. Most of the times, such calls are related to your unfilled tax returns. In order to response these calls you just need to inform the revenue agent that your lawyer will call him back. This is the time when you need to look out for an experienced tax professional. Till the time you find one, make sure you’re responding the IRS calls in most diplomatic way, keep your ego aside and don’t puke your anger on the phone. Politeness will help you winning the trust of the revenue agent which might work for you at the time of meeting with the IRS.