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Have you just received a letter or notice from the IRS?  As you probably already know, these letters and notices are sometimes hard to understand and contain very short response deadlines; even as short as one day.  If you’re late in responding, the consequences could be devasting. For instance, you might lose your right to contest the IRS’ action, or worse yet – lose your home.

If there is an IRS employee specifically tasked with handling your file, you will be informed of their name and employee type, read more here to see what type of IRS employee you are involved with, and what they are capable of doing to you.

IRS notices and letters involve some of the following tax problems:

  1. Delinquent tax returns and late tax payments
  2. Formal notice of taxes you owe (Statutory Notice of Deficiency)
  3. IRS Lien (Notice of Federal Tax Lien)
  4. Seizure and Sale of your assets (Notice of Intent to Levy)

Delinquent tax returns and late tax payments – The longer you wait to file your tax returns and pay your taxes, the more serious your IRS problem becomes. The resulting penalties and interest increase each day, and your initial tax debt could triple within a short period time.

Statutory Notice of Deficiency – This is a formal document issued by the IRS, which states how much you owe the IRS and gives you a limited time to respond.  If you miss the deadline, you could lose your right to contest the assessed tax liability.

IRS Liens – When the IRS files a lien, it hurts your credit and is a negative mark against your real estate or business.

IRS Levy – The one notice that you should never ignore is the IRS’ Notice of Intent to Levy.  If you don’t react properly to this notice, the IRS could seize your wages, bank account, automobile, or your home. This is potentially the IRS’ most powerful tools, and they’re not afraid to use it.

JG Tax Group is ready to bring its extensive IRS and CPA tax resolution experience and background to aggressively defend you before the IRS and resolve your tax dispute.

You have rights and options!
JG Tax Group can:

  1. Prepare all current and past due tax returns and contest the IRS’ late filing and late payment penalties (Abatement of Penalties)
  2. Contest the IRS’ tax assessment (Reduce or eliminate taxes due)
  3. Have the lien lifted
  4. Stop the wage or other levy
  5. Permanently reduce your tax debt using IRS’ Offer In Compromise Program

Understanding Your Notice or Letter

Use the following chart to find your letter or notice. The description will give you an idea of the IRS’ intentions.

IRS Notice Special Description
CP02H You owe a balance due as a result of amending your tax return to show receipt of a grant received as a result of Hurricane Katrina, Rita or Wilma.
CP03A You received a tax credit (called the First-Time Homebuyer Credit) for a home you purchased. This notice informs you on how to repay it.
CP03B You received a tax credit (called the First-Time Homebuyer Credit) for a home you purchased. This notice informs you that you don’t have to repay the credit as long as the home remains your main home for at least three years after you purchase it. It also explains situations where a home stops being a main home.
CP08 You may qualify for the Additional Child Tax Credit and be entitled to some additional money.
CP10 We made a change(s) to your return because we believe there’s a miscalculation. This change(s) affected the estimated tax payment you wanted applied to your taxes for next year.
CP10A We made a change(s) to your return because we believe there’s a miscalculation involving your Earned Income Credit. This change(s) affected the estimated tax payment you wanted applied to your taxes for next year.
CP11 Tax Debt We made changes to your return because we believe there’s a miscalculation. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP11A Tax Debt We made changes to your return because we believe there’s a miscalculation involving your Earned Income Credit. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP11M Tax Debt We made changes to your return involving the Making Work Pay and Government Retiree Credit. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP 12 Changes to Tax Return, Overpayment
CP 14 Tax Debt Balance Due
CP21A Tax Debt We made the change(s) you requested to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice. You owe money on your taxes as a result of the change(s).
CP21B We made the change(s) you requested to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice. You should receive your refund within 2-3 weeks of your notice.
CP21C We made the change(s) you requested to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice. You’re not due a refund nor do you owe any additional amount. Your account balance for this tax form and tax year is zero.
CP21E Tax Debt As a result of your recent audit, we made changes to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP21I Tax Debt We made changes to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice for Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) taxes. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP22A We made the change(s) you requested to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice. You owe money on your taxes as a result of the change(s).
CP22E As a result of your recent audit, we made changes to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP22I We made changes to your tax return for the tax year specified on the notice for Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) taxes. You owe money on your taxes as a result of these changes.
CP 23 Tax Debt Estimated Tax Discrepancy, Balance Due
CP31 Your refund check was returned to us, so you need to update your address.
CP45 We were unable to apply your overpayment to your estimated tax as you requested.
CP 49 Overpaid Tax Applied to Other Taxes You Owe
CP53 We can’t provide your refund through direct deposit, so we’re sending you a refund check by mail.
CP 57 Notice of Insufficient Funds
CP 59 Notice to Request a Tax Return
CP 88 Tax Debt Delinquent Return Refund Hold
CP 90 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice – Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing
CP 91 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice Before Levy on Social Security Benefits
CP120 You need to send us documentation of your tax-exempt status.
CP130 Your tax return filing requirements may have changed: You may no longer need to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax.
CP139 Your tax return filing requirements may have changed: You may no longer need to file Form 941 and Form 940.
CP152 We have received your return.
CP153 We can’t provide you with your refund through a direct deposit, so we’re sending you a refund check/credit payment by mail.
CP 161 Request for Payment or Notice of Unpaid Balance, Balance Due
CP166 We were unable to process your monthly payment because there were insufficient funds in your bank account.
CP178 Your tax return filing requirements may have changed: You may no longer owe excise tax.
CP231 Your refund or credit payment was returned to us and we need you to update your current address.
CP276A We didn’t receive a correctly completed tax liability schedule. We normally charge a Federal Tax Deposit (FTD) penalty when this happens. We decided not to do so this time.
CP276B We didn’t receive the correct amount of tax deposits. We normally charge a Federal Tax Deposit penalty when this happens. We decided not to do so this time.
CP 297 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice – Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing
CP 297A You need a Tax Attorney! Notice of Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing
CP 298 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice Before Levy on Social Security Benefits
CP 501 Tax Debt Reminder Notice – Balance Due
CP 503 Tax Debt Second Request Notice – Balance Due
CP 504 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice – Balance Due
CP 521 Installment Agreement Reminder Notice
CP 523 Tax Debt Notice of Default on Installment Agreement
CP 2000 Notice of Proposed Adjustment for Underpayment/Overpayment
Letter 0484C Collection Information Statement Requested (Form 433F/433D); Inability to Pay/Transfer
Letter 0549C Balance Due on Account is Paid
Letter 0681C Proposal to Pay Accepted
Letter 0757C Tax Debt Installment Privilege Terminated
Letter 1058 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice prior to levy; your right to a hearing
LT 11 You need a Tax Attorney! Final Notice prior to levy; your right to a hearing
LT 16 Please call us about your overdue taxes or tax return.
Letter 1615 Mail us your overdue tax returns.
Letter 1731 Please help us locate a taxpayer.
Letter 1737 Please complete and site Form 433F, Collection Information Statement.
LT 18 Tax Debt Mail us your overdue tax returns.
Letter 1961C Installment Agreement for Direct Debit 433-G
Letter 1962C Installment Agreement Reply to Taxpayer
Letter 2050 Please call us about your overdue taxes or tax return.
Letter 2257C Balance Due Total to Taxpayer
Letter 2271C Installment Agreement for Direct Debit Revisions
Letter 2272C Tax Debt Installment Agreement Cannot be Considered
Letter 2273C Installment Agreement Accepted: Terms Explained
Letter 2318C Installment Agreement: Payroll Deduction (F2159) Incomplete
Letter 2357C Abatement of Penalties and Interest
LT 26 We have no record of receiving your tax returns.
Letter 2603C Installment Agreement Accepted – Notice of Federal Tax Lien Will be Filed
Letter 2604C Pre-assessed Installment Agreement
LT 27 Please complete and sign Form 433F, Collection Information Statement.
Letter 2761C Request for Combat Zone Service Dates
Letter 2789C Taxpayer Response to Reminder of Balance Due
Letter 2840C CC IAPND Installment Agreement Confirmation
Letter 3030C Balance Due Explained:Tax/Interest Not Paid
Letter 3127C Revision to Installment Agreement
Letter 3217C Installment Agreement Accepted: Terms Explained
Letter 3228 Tax Debt Reminder notice.
LT 39 Tax Debt Reminder notice.
Letter LP 47 Address Information Request
Letter 4903 We have no record of receiving your tax returns.
Letter LP 59 Please contact us about the taxpayer levy.
LP 64 Please help us locate a taxpayer.
Letter 668D We released the taxpayer’s levy.
LP 68 We released the taxpayer’s levy.