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08/29/2012 09:04 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2012

What To Do When The IRS Contacts You

Washington, UNITED STATES:  This 24 March, 2006 photo shows US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax forms. April 15 marks the d
Washington, UNITED STATES: This 24 March, 2006 photo shows US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax forms. April 15 marks the date for US taxpayers to file their returns. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

You filed your 2011 federal and state income tax returns on time and received, and probably already spent, your refunds. Then yesterday you got a notice in the mail from the IRS, or your state tax agency, telling you there was an error on the return and you owe additional tax, penalty and interest!

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