IRS Letter 1020 – Audit Status

The IRS has information about your audit.

Type of notice: Return accuracy

Possible next step: Address an IRS audit

Why you received IRS Letter 1020

  1. You were notified that you are being audited.
  2. The IRS sent Letter 1020 to you for one of the following reasons:
    • The documentation you provided is being returned
    • The documentation is being requested for the second time and must be submitted within 10 days of the notice date
    • Your audit will be moved to another office
    • You have a new scheduled appointment for the audit
    • You were given additional time to provide the requested substantiation
    • Your case was sent to the IRS Office of Appeals, but has now been transferred back to the auditor

Notice deadline: 10 days

If you miss this deadline: If this letter requests that you provide documentation, failure to provide that information will likely result in the IRS disallowing the credit or deduction for which they were requesting information.

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