In 2011 I made a mistake on my taxes
of about $1200 (accidentally doubled my property
taxes) and I filed late (September 2011). In October 2011 he IRS
sent me a letter asking me for a copy of my schedule A
and my justification for claiming $14000 + in deductions
. I faxed all they wanted right away (1098 forms
from home purchase). The IRS then told me I owed them around $4600. I became disabled that year and they dropped the late file penalty and have suspended collections
This week I got my tax transcript from IRS.com and for the first time saw that the IRS amended my return
and had me take the standard deduction
instead of the itemized deduction
. There is a $12000 disparity between the two figures which is the source of the tax bill.
I spoke to the IRS last night. First the man said I didn't file a schedule A. Then he said I, "filed a 1040A which is form that people who don't itemize use". Clearly this is not true since the IRS requested a second schedule A as I stated above.
I reworked my numbers and my itemized deductions are actually $18000 +. I was on a lot of pain medication when I dealt with taxes during that year. He tol d me to send in a letter with an amended return
explaining what happened.
PROBLEM: Even though I didn't file my 2011 taxes until September 2011 the IRS computer has my filing
date as 4/15/11 and that takes me past the 3 years (according to the IRS). The IRS man indicated it was too late but I should try anyway. I don't get how I was penalized almost $1000 for late filing but now that the filing date allows me to amend they changed it to 4/11. Also I should get over $3000 that I desperately need this year but I'm afraid the IRS will keep it to pay my erroneous tax bill. I never received anything by mail nor did the IRS tell me over the phone during my numerous calls in 2012/2013 that they changed my tax return and added over $10000 to my taxable income
. I need to fix this. I'm not confident the IRS is competent enough to correct this mistake. I have a 1040 x to fill out. I need guidance on how to get this resolved asa