It's never Good News to get an IRS Notice in the Mail, especially if it's Notice of Intent to Levy. But at least new IRS notices are easier for taxpayers to understand. Here's the update:
These improvements are long overdue. Streamlined IRS Notices will help the client understand exactly what they owe and how they should contact the IRS. It's a small step, but it's a step in the right direction for the IRS.
- The long-standing IRS Forms are confusing. The average taxpayer couldn't understand all the legal jargon. They couldn't figure out how to contact the IRS.
- Nine new notice designs have been released. The IRS hopes that the new forms will improve communication between them and the taxpayers.
- David Tucker at the IRS says the IRS intends to revise and issue more forms in the near future. Stating:
"This will continue to expand to other notices as we want to continue to improve and streamline how we communicate with our taxpayers. We're always looking for ways to increase operational efficiency and so this is one of the ways we want to do that. We want to be more effective in our communication."
Only nine new notices were released. Until then, taxpayers are stuck with a convuluted notice system. Contact a tax professional if you're unsure of any IRS notice you receive, or look it up the notice number on the IRS official website.