As always, we want to keep you abreast of items that may be misinterpreted as possible fraud or spam, especially as it relates to the 2021 tax season.
On February 18, 2021, the IRS issued a statement regarding CP59 notices that were possibly sent in error. A CP59 notice is sent to taxpayers who have not filed their 2019 federal tax return. Due to temporary closures of IRS offices caused by the pandemic, approximately 260,000 notices were sent to taxpayers stating that they have not filed their 2019 tax return.
If you received a notice
If you received a notice, and filed your 2019 taxes within the past eight weeks, according to the IRS website, you do not need to do anything.
If you filed over eight weeks ago, or if you did not file a 2019 tax return, complete Form 15103, which was included with your notice. Be certain to verify that the name, Social Security number (or taxpayer identification number), and tax year on your notice match. Mail a signed and dated copy of the tax return with Form 15103 to the IRS.
If you disagree with the notice, call the toll-free number on the top right-hand corner of the notice you received.
For more information and frequently asked questions about the CP59 notice, please click here.
Should you have questions about this topic, or any other topics related to your personal or business situation, please contact us at any time.
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