Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Less Inserts in Some IRS Mailings

The IRS has announced that nearly a dozen inserts that go into a notice informing businesses that they owe additional tax will no longer be included. This change affects the CP 161 notice, which is mailed to business taxpayers who underpay their taxes. See News Release IR-2009-24.

Hopefully, the IRS will expand this to copies of notices received by those of us who represent clients before the IRS. I often wonder why representatives need all of the inserts that are included in our copy of notices. Also, why does the IRS send two copies of the same letter?