If, following an audit, the IRS has decided that there should be adjustments to the amount of tax that you owe, then the IRS will mail you Letter 525, which is also called the 30 Day Letter. Additionally, if you ignore the IRS’s audit, then they will send you a 30 Day Letter.
If you agree with the IRS’s adjustments to the amount of tax that you owe, then you are supposed to sign a copy of the letter and send it back to the IRS within 30 days along with payment for any additional tax due.
If you disagree with the IRS’s adjustments to the amount of tax that you owe, then the 30 Day Letter gives you 30 days to appeal the audit adjustments to the IRS Office of Appeals. To appeal the adjustments you must submit a formal protest to the Office of Appeals.
If you do not respond to the 30 Day Letter, or if you are not completely successful on your appeal, then the IRS will send you a Notice of Deficiency which lists the additional amount of tax due for past years.
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