Receiving a letter from the IRS can cause stress, even before you open the letter and read. Not every IRS letter is a threat. Over the course of the year, the IRS sends out tens of millions of notices and letters. Some letters may contain general information, others a request for you to update your information. Of course, some IRS letters include a change the IRS made to a tax return and a request for payment.
Whenever you receive an IRS letter, here are 10 basic tips you need to know: