The Taxpayer Advocate Service has published an article titled “NTA Blog: Lifecycle of a Tax Return: Correspondence Audits: Increased Communication Alternatives Are in Progress,” which provides information regarding correspondence audits and other communication alternatives. The article begins as follows:
In my 2020 Annual Report to Congress (ARC), I discussed the unnecessary delays and difficulties taxpayers encounter reaching an accountable and knowledgeable IRS employee for assistance with correspondence audits. More than 70 percent of the audits conducted by the IRS are correspondence audits, making this audit type one of the most significant tools the IRS employs to pursue compliance with tax laws. The taxpayer’s ability to interact and communicate with the IRS is crucial to the success of the correspondence audit process and the taxpayer’s IRS experience. While the IRS is developing new online tools to interact electronically with taxpayers, it must simultaneously ensure taxpayers can successfully navigate these tools while continuing to provide live customer assistance to those who request it.
To view the full article, click: “NTA Blog: Lifecycle of a Tax Return: Correspondence Audits: Increased Communication Alternatives Are in Progress”
Posted by Anthony Tran, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal