IRS Letter 566 – The IRS Has Selected Your Tax Return For Audit
Your tax return is being audited.
Type of notice: Return accuracy
Likely next step: Address an IRS audit
Why you received IRS Letter 566
- The IRS selected your tax return for an audit.
- The IRS is requesting that you provide documents to prove you are eligible to take one or more deductions or credits on your tax return.
Notice deadline: 30 days
If you miss the deadline: The IRS may not allow certain deductions or credits on your tax return and will assess additional tax, penalties and interest.
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