Now that the first and major filing deadline for 2012 of 15 April has passed, taxpayers may be receiving notices from the IRS.

In contrast to the New Zealand system, through which taxpayers receive a Return Acknowledgement upon filing tax returns, the IRS does not send paper confirmations of returns filed.

Electronic confirmations are sent however for returns which are electronically filed, which is extremely useful for tracking returns. We now file most returns electronically through IRS e-file.

Notices can be issued for a multitude of reasons. These come in a standard format, for example,  Notice CP05 We’re Reviewing Your Tax Return. We are able to assist with handling and responding to a notice for a taxpayer upon receipt of a signed Power of Attorney, which enables us to act as a taxpayer’s representative.