IRS Letter 2205 – Your Federal Income Tax Return Has Been Selected for Examination

Letter 2205 notifies you that a tax return is being audited.

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Type of Notice: Return accuracy

Most common tax problem area: IRS audits

Other tax problem areas: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Letter 2205

  1. The IRS selected your tax return for an audit.
  2. The IRS is requesting that you call to make an audit appointment.
  3. During the appointment, the IRS will expect you to provide documents to support one or more items on your tax return.

Your options to address IRS Letter 2205

  1. Provide the requested documentation
  2. Dispute the taxes you owe
  3. Dispute the penalties

Notice deadline: 7 days

If you miss the deadline: The IRS may not allow the items in question on your tax return and will assess additional tax, penalties and interest.

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