The bill is for just over $1,000 for a personal return and I have not received anything from them regarding this until a phone call today. It's possible that I didn't pay it, but I'm really not sure. My guess is that the billing mishap is due to a change of address. It's in "collections" with a company out of state and they're asking if I plan to pay it. What should I do?
Can you get the name/information of the company that called you and call me? My number is below. Call anytime. Maybe I can help you out with this.
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Did the company/CPA prepare your tax return or not? Did you pay or not? It is common for any business to hire an outside debt collector to collect past due bills. Have them provide you with proof of the debt to confirm it is you and you owe it. I would suggest negotiating the amount due if possible as it is likely the CPA firm wrote it off already and anything they get will be bonus to them. I don't know if you have a lot of other bills and collectors calling but you may want to take that into account.
This is not legal advice nor intended to create an attorney-client relationship.
Call the CPA or the person in his/her office responsible for billing. If you have an honest discussion with them, you can work this out directly and you should.
Marty Davidoff, [email protected], 732-274-1600. This answer is provided for general information only. You should seek advice from an attorney or tax professional.
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