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How are you today?
I'm sorry to hear about this.
You're going to have to get a hold of the IRS. I would contact the number listed on this letter, ASAP and explain what happend.
At this point, I think you would be better served if you had a local professional help you to get this lined out. It's a lot to navigate and there's not much time.
Basically, what's happened is they either did not get your letter, or they have ignored it.
I shouldn't have needed a local cpa to do exactly what you said to do: write a letter with all the corresponding information. I just don't understand the IRS not responding. I thought you said this happens all the time and that was the normal course of business to resolve. ??
Well they did have the government shut down. But, you need to act fast if they sent an intent to seize letter
I just received the seize letter last night and it says I have until 11/21/13. I'm trying to resolve right away, which is why I contacted you.
I can't help you, I can only tell you to contact the IRS.
I'm truly sorry, all you can do is contact the IRS. I wish I had another solution, but I do not. The only thing you can do is contact them and let them know what happened.
They should then stop the action.
I understand. I think you're right that the shutdown has caused the delay in their responding to my letter. I included a zero'd out return with that letter as well, which I believe has to be eventually filed on their end, but who knows. They can do anything they want. Anyway, notices like these definitely invoke panic. All I can do is try and get ahold of someone. I've been on hold for almost an hour now. Gotta love the one-sided system!
It's so frustrating, I know. I wish I had a magic solution, but nothing is easy with the IRS
Is there anything else I can help you with today?
I feel bad that I can't personally help you solve your problem.
No, thank you. I was able to finally speak with someone at the IRS, who was actually quite helpful. He believes, as you said, that the matter hasn't been resolved by the IRS due to the furlough. He noted the account and placed it in suspense until the IRS has time to process. He said my letter had everything necessary to resolve the matter and that there was nothing further needed on my end, so it sounds like what you had previously advised was perfect.