Example of Letter As Shown By IRS

What the Letter Looks Like

This example was taken from a public domain source:

147c Letter Sample.

How To Use It:

AmpersandYou may need to fax this letter to your bank or credit card processing company in order to resolve backup withholding issues. One common (and strange) issue that causes businesses to experience adverse notices and backup withholding is the use of an Ampersand ("&") in a business name on one document but the word "and" appears on the other document. As an example, if the ficticious Fred Sanford's used-product emporium was listed as "Sanford & Son" with the IRS, but showed up as "Sanford and Son" on merchant account documentation, then there would be a mismatch. It's enough to give you a heart attack.