In this episode, I discuss tax notices and tax preparers. Sometimes, you will get a notice but for some reason, you’re not able to reach your tax preparer to discuss the tax notice. When you get the notice: 1. Don’t ignore the tax notice. Ignoring the tax notice is never a good thing and the notice will not go away on it’s own. 2. After opening the notice, what does it say? What is it the state or the IRS are asking for? 3. Review your tax return that pertains to the tax notice/ 4. Is the IRS notice correct when it comes to the tax return. 5. Contact your tax preparer? If you’re not able to get your tax preparer to help you, find someone else to assist you. 6. Amend the tax return if the return needs to be amended. Before filing the tax return: 1. Don’t sign and date the return until you have reveiwed it. 2. Compare the return to prior year. Are there major differences in income between the current year and the prior year. If the current year is comparable to the prior year and their prior year tax law changes, the return and tax liability should be similar.