Frivolous report

The IRS has notified me that it considers my 2018 return frivolous and will soon write me about it in more detail. I'm shocked and have no idea why this would have happened. I've reviewed my return as carefully as I could and find it very similar to prior returns, although those returns could, I suppose, also contain something the IRS considers frivolous.
I'd like to be prepared to deal with this. Although at this point I don't know what the so-called frivolousness consists of, how should I expect this to play itself out? Should I look for a tax advisor or a lawayer? I used Turbo Tax for my return and have for years. At Intuit they suggest that I wait and see.
Reply to
ritagoldberg
Please post follow ups, as this is rather intriguing. I wonder if someone filed a return in your name trying to grab a bogus refund.
Reply to
Taxed and Spent
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Indeed. It seems like a frivolous return would have to be a paper return, as there's no place in TurboTax to add free-form text that claims that you're not legally required to pay tax.
If they think that you just failed to report something, wouldn't they just audit you rather than treat it as a frivolous return?
Reply to
Barry Margolin
Interesting. I'll see if there's any indication that it could be a scam. This whole process is difficult because I am out of the country right now and have no access to USPS mail.
Reply to
ritagoldberg
Absolutely. Failure to report something (as long as it isn't everything) doesn't equate to frivolous.
Ira Smilovitz, EA
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ira smilovitz

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