If you receive a letter marked from the IRS or the U.S. Treasury, then you are one of millions of individuals who will received the mailing of letters from the U.S. Government and there are many and varied reasons why you may be one of these millions of individuals selected to receive a letter. The suggestions that I am listing below may seem to lack common sense, but I have seen just such happenings that occur when you experience unexpected IRS mailings mixed with the normal stresses of the day.
First, with the IRS envelope in hand, take a deep breath, find a few minutes where you will be able to focus and have a note pad and pen nearby for making notes.
This letter is a personal communication to the addressee. If this letter is not addressed to you, then don’t open it!