Below is a link to an excellent, readable, short article on why it is important to answer all IRS notices by the date stated in the notice.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/09/contesting-tax-liability-in-a-collection-due-process-hearing.html

The takeaway if that waiting means you can lose your ability to challenge the amount the IRS claims you owe. Generally speaking, you have about 30 days to make a response and get it back to the IRS.  Read that notice, gather your information, and contact the IRS.  If you need help, please contact me.

 

Contesting Tax Liability In A Collection Due Process Hearing