How to Challenge an Incorrect Tax Bill


"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Dealing with a billing error can be frustrating. But giving up too quickly will only cost you money. I've learned this the hard way, and many of my clients and friends might benefit from what I've learned.

So, if you've got an erroneous bill to settle, here's what to do:

¤ Write a polite letter. Control your irritation if you want results. Describe the problem and ask for help. Customer service personnel will be more willing to work with you if you don't attack them. ¤ Follow the chain of command. Addressing a letter to the CEO of a bank, for example, may only delay a resolution. Start at the bottom, and work your way up until the problem is resolved. ¤ Write within 60 days of receiving the erroneous bill. The Fair Credit Billing Act will protect you only if you follow its limits. That means writing to the company within 60 days after the bill was sent to you. ¤ Give full information. Include your name, address, account number, a brief description of the problem, and copies of the sales slips and other documents that support your claim. Try to keep the letter to a single page. ¤ CC a regulator. If you show that you're sending a copy of the letter and documents to the Comptroller of the Currency or the Federal Trade Commission, you signal that you mean business. ¤ Confirm delivery. Send the letter by certified mail with return receipt.

Much of what we do around here comes down to going to bat on behalf of our clients and making sure that they aren't getting taken to the cleaners. The above is just a few points from our methodology.

The best advice? Have a professional in your corner.

#tax #taxbill #IRS #IRSLetter

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Integrity Tax Group
of Jenison

7683 Cottonwood Drive

Jenison MI 49428 

 (616) 457-5652

Integrity Tax Group

of Holland

753 Butternut Drive

Holland, MI 49424

(616) 392-5598

Integrity Tax Group
of Grand Haven

705 Colfax Ave

Grand Haven, MI 49417

(616) 842-8860

Integrity Tax Group of Rockford
Formerly Action Tax

500 Northland Drive NE

Rockford, MI 49341

(616) 866-4704

Integrity Tax Group

of Benton Harbor

NOW PART OF OUR HOLLAND OFFICE

​​

(269) 925-1912

Integrity Tax Group
of NE Grand Rapids

545 Cheshire Drive NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49505​

(616) 361-6148

Integrity Tax Group
of Kentwood​

4922 Division Ave S.

Kentwood, MI 49548

(616) 534-3336

On occasion, we may offer discounts and/or certificates toward our fees in exchange for online reviews.

© 2021 Created by Integrity Tax Group.

Integrity Tax Group proudly serves the Indiana region through our sister company, Stadler & Company. For more information, click below!