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Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. Could you please give me a little more information. You mentioned that you were audited?
How long ago did you mail that form back to the IRS?
You sent the correction letter back in February?
So it has been over a year and a half. That is outside the processing time for the IRS. Have you contacted the IRS regarding the status of your refund?
The IRS sometimes makes it difficult to resolve relatively simple issues.
Did you keep a copy of the letter that you sent in? If you sent the letter in March it is still too long to wait for a refund.
Was there a name or number on the letter?
I am assuming that you tried the number.
I could call and check on the status for you. To do this I would need to get a power of attorney form signed. This would allow me to speak to the IRS about this issue. I probably could get an answer fairly quickly.
Can I get your email address and I will send you a form.
I just send you an email with information that I would need.
Yes, I just received . I will send you the form in just a few moments.
Oh no. Murphy's law at work.
Give me a few minutes. Sometimes Mondays are busier than other days.
I have not been able to get through to the IRS. I have been receiving a message to try back later due to extremely high call volume.
Yes, I will keep trying. I just was keeping you updated.
I am on hold now. I hope to have an update on the status soon.
You have a little bit of a mess on your hands. The IRS questioned the dependents that you claimed. The accepted the information that you sent regarding your child but were not able to verify the relationship of your nephew. They disallowed the dependency exemption and child credit for your nephew. They also changed your filing status. They mentioned something about your wife having the same address. Do you have copies of the recent letter that was sent in June?
You had until today to resolve this issue. They said they usually do not close these cases right away but you would need to get in any additional documentation by the end of the week.
Did you still live with your wife in 2014? Was your nephew living with you and were you supporting him in 2014? Right now the deficiency amount equals the amount of your refund.
Based on this I think that the IRS changes are correct. The changes will result in zero refund.