Dealing with the IRS can be stressful! There are taxpayers who receive an IRS notice and because they are so fearful, they will pay the notice without verifying the accuracy. The IRS may not have all the facts, so do not pay anything without checking the details. Also, do not ignore any letter sent by the IRS—doing so will only make the situation worse. Understanding your IRS notice empowers you to make the most informed decision for your situation.