1. This section provides descriptions of assorted transcripts used internally or externally. It includes some transcript request and certifying transcripts procedures. In general, only transcripts designed for taxpayer use should be sent to taxpayers. It also includes information on the Transcript Delivery System (TDS), which is an automated system that delivers tax account and return information to the user instantly along with an appropriate cover letter (when applicable) or to the taxpayer through the post mail feature.
Robert E. McKenzie recently contributed to Forbes’ “IRS Watch” section in an article, “Afraid to File Your Return Because You Owe IRS? Here’s How IRS Collects Delinquencies.”
Mr. McKenzie explains that the IRS Collection Division attempts to collect delinquent taxes as inexpensively and rapidly as possible using automated methods. He then outlines the IRS’s four-level system of collection, the Regional Compliance Centers which process the filed tax returns, the IRS procedure for business taxpayers’, small dollar payment plans, among other key information. Mr. McKenzie’s recommendation is to be proactive when you owe the IRS: “Not filing your return on time (or with an extension) will cause even greater penalties.”
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