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Correspondence / Inquiries from Taxing Authorities

By: Charles L. Telk Jr., CPA, Partner email

Recently some taxing agencies have become very aggressive with their enforcement actions. These agencies send out questionnaires to taxpayers which are designed to determine if the target taxpayer should be filing tax returns (income, sales, payroll, etc.) in their jurisdiction. It is very important that these questionnaires are answered correctly and properly. A simple “misspeak” can cause the taxing authority to reach an improper conclusion as to your filing responsibility in their jurisdiction.

We have extensive experience in our tax department dealing with all manner of taxing agencies correspondence. We suggest that should you receive any correspondence from any taxing agency – you forward a copy to our Des Moines office for assistance. Please send these to the attention of Chuck or Cristina.