I have a 1 person S-Corporation. I have an accountant do my taxes. They are not very complicated as far as businesses are concerned. It is just a one person consulting business with a minimal balance sheet.
I seem to get one letter after another from the IRS arguing that I owe them money. The number of letters seems to have increased this year. I have to go through all kinds of hoops to justify things. These are simple things such as my HSA expenses for my medical plan. I had legitimate medical expenses that I paid through my HSA. The IRS claims that it is taxable. I have to fill out form 8889 and then go back to my HSA to get a list of all my expenses. Then to make sure they go away, I need to go through my expenses and provide a contact and explanation for each expense.
I used to have a SEP-IRA. Like alot of small businesses owners, I over contributed. My accountant told me about this and told me how much to withdraw. He assured me that this was common. My taxes only took a deduction for the amount I am legally allowed to deduct. However, the IRS argued that I have to pay taxes on my withdrawal(I already paid taxes on this money since I never took a deduction for it). I had to go back and get all of my SEP-IRA statements for that year. Then show them how much I deposited in total and show them that this amount matched what was in my taxes. This happened to me 2 years ago and I just had to send a letter.
Last year I got a letter from the IRS claiming I owed them $25. I just paid it since that was not worth the hassle. A few months later I got a check for about $25 with no explanation. I then got another check for about $1 (that is not even worth the paper to print it on).
If you ever get one of these letters from the IRS, you get a phone number to call. They are completely unhelpful and just give you the run around.
Anyone else have these issues? It is really annoying.