IRS Letter 1022 – Inadequate Records Notice Follow-up


Your records are not adequate to verify the tax liability for the tax year/period shown on the notice.

Type of notice: Return accuracy

Possible next step: Address an IRS audit

Why you received IRS Letter 1022

  1. You filed a tax return that is being audited.
  2. The IRS was unable to verify the income and/or deductions claimed on the return with the records you provided.
  3. The IRS sent Letter 979 to inform you that your records are inadequate. The letter also required that you improve your record-keeping and provide the IRS with an explanation within six months as to how you have addressed the record-keeping requirements.
  4. You did not provide the IRS with the required explanation.
  5. The IRS sent Letter 1022 to inform you that the required explanation must be received within 15 days.

Notice deadline: 15 days

If you miss this deadline: Penalties may be imposed if you do not show that you are making an effort to comply with the record-keeping requirements.

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