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Nobody likes getting mail from the IRS — especially when it's something you weren't expecting. One minute, you're minding your own business and aren't even thinking about that return you filed months ago. The next minute you open your mailbox and see something called a "Notice of Deficiency" — and your anxiety immediately goes through the roof. At this point, the most … [Read more...] about Did You Just Get an IRS Notice of Deficiency? Here’s What to Do Next