What if I just ignore the letter?
There is a timeline within which you can respond by filing returns, if you wait too long you will lose this ability and be stuck with the bill- penalties and all. Then the IRS can obtain a judgement against you, going after bank accounts, siezing assets, placing leins on property and garnishing your wages. Please contact us as soon as possible so we may help you minimize the tax you owe and create a plan that will allow you to pay it off and be clear.
Do I need reciepts for everything?
You probably have a lot more receipts than you realize. If you paid for expenses with checks or credit cards there is record of all those payments. Many purchases, such as computers, are recorded under your name and you can get receipts if you call or go to the store you purchased it at. Notes on a calendar or in a notebook are all considered admissible. You may not have a convenient quickbooks file, but it's likely you have a lot more written down than you remember.