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Accounting/Tax Question. My accountant filed C-Corp tax

Accounting/Tax Question. My accountant filed C-Corp...
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My accountant filed C-Corp tax returns for me for 2015 (Form 1120) indicating income of $300k. Neither she nor I noticed that there was an error in reported income (1099-K forms - we only take credit cards - indicate actual income of $340k). The IRS has sent form/letter 2030 asking for additional $5,500 in tax payments). However, that difference of $40K in income was not a "pure" income likely. So is it better to simply pay IRS the $5.5k or file amended tax return? I really would like to avoid having problems with IRS and I will also likely change accountants. Thank you.
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Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. You should file an amended return to report the correct income and expenses.

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An amended return not uncommon and would not place you at greater audit risk from the IRS. It is just correcting an error.

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Hi Mark, so you believe it is better to file amended tax return and not just pay them $5.5k and be done with it?
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