have a client that received a bill for tax year 2019 client called irs and they stated that who ever prepared the tax has to call them to explain the data that was put in. i am not a certified public acct. how can i proceed with this when i call the irs. thank you very much
Have you reviewed the notice? A little odd that the IRS would just blow off the taxpayer and say they need to talk to the tax preparer to do some explaining.
Sorry, my client had received a notice in mail from irs stating she owed more money. after my client called the irs and tried to explain to her what the discrepancy was, they stated she owed money on a schedule c but she is not self employed, client could not understand the irs agent, so the agent said for her tax preparer to call the irs on her behalf. she explained I am not a cpa nor have the power of attorney,any suggestions what I can do for her or what the steps I should take to show the irs she is not self employed. thank you so much for all your time.
Probably the first step is to figure out what year is involved. If the client did not file a Schedule C, but the IRS received a 1099 for non-employee compensation in 2019 (or perhaps an earlier year), the notice would show who paid how much to her.