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The Latest IRS Headache for Taxpayers: 11 Million ‘Math Error’ Notices
Tax changes like the ones brought by last year’s stimulus payments often trigger a surge in such problems
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Updated Sept. 3, 2021 12:24 pm ET
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Millions of Americans have gotten a scary, confusing letter from the Internal Revenue Service in 2021 saying they owe more taxes. Making matters worse, many of the letters are about stimulus payments meant to lessen the blow of the pandemic.
The explosion of IRS bills to taxpayers fall into a category known as “math-error” notices, and the IRS sent out more than 11 million of them from Jan. 1 to mid-August.
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