Handling Tax Issues 2018

Audits 2018

This handout provides guidance for taxpayers who are undergoing an IRS audit. It includes an overview of how audits are conducted as well as a strategy for preparing for the audit.


  • Representation for the audit.
  • Returns selected for audit.
  • Audit procedures.
  • Taxpayer’s rights regarding audits.

Taxpayers Who Receive an IRS Notice

This handout explains how taxpayers should handle affairs once they have received a notice from the IRS. It also discusses how to avoid future notices and explains what rights the taxpayer has.


  • Ten things to know about receiving an IRS notice.
  • Avoid future problems.
  • Taxpayer rights.

What Should You Do if You Can’t Pay Your Taxes?

This handout explains the options a taxpayer has when he or she cannot pay the taxes due by the due date. Information on requesting an installment agreement is provided.


  • File on time.
  • Pay as much as possible when filing the tax return.
  • Installment agreement request.
  • Online payment agreement.
  • Offer in compromise.