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<< The IRS will now answer your tax questions via email. This gives you a WRITTEN opinion from an IRS representative, with no fees. Sounds useful to me. >>

It can be. It can also be extremely frustrating, and I've seen some complaints recently on Usenet of a long delay in getting responses. If you go this route, a suggestion:

Read a few dozen of the original posts on this board. See how often "there's not enough information" appears in the responses. IRS isn't going to assume anything for you. Make sure you include all relevant facts; if in doubt it's better to give too much than too little information.

Phil Marti
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