Did you ever receive a call from IRS? If yes, it is a point of concern however, you should know how to handle it. Otherwise you might make a mistake that could put you into greater trouble. Therefore, to respond an IRS call needs planning and preparation. It doesn’t mean that you need to prepare days before IRS calls you; it simply means that you should have skill of spontaneity so that you can answer IRS questions a bit professionally.
In order to answer the IRS’ call without making any blunder first thing that you should do is not to get panic. IRS called, there must be something. However, first of all you should try to know for what reason the largest collection agency is calling you. Sometimes IRS calls in response to IRS relief fund as well. But before knowing the concern of call try to know if this was actually IRS or it was just another hoax call. These calls are made by people who want to take your personal details such as social security number, birth date or bank account details. You just need to remember that whenever an IRS agent calls, he/she needs to state his/her name in addition to unique identification number. In case, you are not whether this call was from IRS or not, you can always call any of the local IRS offices and verify the details to ensure it was an IRS agent.
Always remember IRS never calls you. They first establish a contact through correspondences and notices. In case, you ignored them or have not received the letters from IRS then you will get a call. If you have been ignoring letters, you must have an idea why IRS is calling you. Therefore, you would have an answer for them. Now, the next question that arises is that how serious is your tax issue is? Sometimes IRS contacts you with the name of Automated Collection System. First of all IRS would send you a letter along with tax bill with information how much you owe to the IRS. If you take these letters for granted, you are more likely to receive a call from IRS which would be an ordinary collection call. You don’t need to handle a tax attorney to handle such situation; if you know basics you can negotiate with the IRS.
This was not a serious issue. In case, you receive a call from Revenue Agent, situation will be completely different. You can get out of this mess only with the help of a tax attorney. You have received this call because you might not have filed your tax returns; there could be a balance due on your return or they are calling you to inform that there is an audit on your tax return(s).