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IRS Notices for Unfiled Tax Returns

IRS notices

You might be unaware that you have unfiled tax returns until you get a notification from the IRS.  These notifications can take on many forms, so it’s important to hire a tax attorney to help guide you through the paperwork and the next steps to navigate the exemptions, credits, and deductions you are entitled to.

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Key Insights We Will Discuss:

  1.  Types of notices the IRS may send to alert you to unfiled tax returns
  2. How a tax attorney can help guide you through IRS notices

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IRS Notices

  • CP59 Notice: This is sent when the IRS has no record that you filed your prior personal tax return or returns.
  • CP63  Notice: This means the IRS is holding your current refund because you have not filed one or more tax returns and it believes you will owe tax on those filings.
  • CP259 Notice: The IRS states that you are required to file a tax return for the tax periods indicated on your notice but haven’t.
  • CP515 and CP516 Notice: These are reminders from the IRS that they still have no record of you filing prior tax returns.
  • CP518 Notice: This is the final reminder notice from the IRS that they still have no record of your prior tax return(s).
  • CP2566 Notice: The IRS reminds you that it previously sent you a CP63 notice telling you it was holding your refund until it receives your unfiled tax returns.  You did not respond to this notice, and so the IRS calculated your tax, penalty, and interest based on wages and other income reported by employers, financial institutions, and others.
  • CP3219A Notice: The IRS is informing you that it received information that is different from what you reported on your tax return.  This can cause an increase or decrease in your taxes.  This notice explains how the new amount was calculated and how you can challenge it, if you wish, in the U.S. Tax Court.
  • CP3219N Notice: The IRS states it didn’t receive your tax return, and it has calculated your tax, penalty, and interest based on wages and other income reported to the IRS from employers, financial institutions, and others.
  • LT3219B Notice: This Statutory Notice of Deficiency from the IRS tells you of its intent to assess a tax deficiency and of your right to dispute the proposed adjustments through the U.S. Tax Court.  The IRS typically makes these adjustments because it received information from third parties that doesn’t match the information you reported on your return.

Benefits of Hiring a Tax Attorney

When you get a notification from the IRS, you shouldn’t try to navigate the process by yourself.  Instead, a tax attorney can help you contact the IRS and determine what steps to take to file the necessary forms and protect your assets.  Tax attorneys can also assist with any appeals you want to make and can help arrange any payment plans you might need.

Contact an Attorney

When you get an IRS notice alerting you to unfiled tax returns, call Ayar Law at 800-571-7175 to receive free, no-obligation tax advice from one of our experienced senior tax attorneys.

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Executive Summary

  • The IRS may send one of several notices to alert you of any unfiled tax returns
  • A tax attorney can help you decipher through the IRS forms and determine what steps to take to resolve the unfiled returns
  • Contact Ayar Law to get free, no-obligation legal advice at 800.571.7175

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Venar Ayar, Esq.

Venar Ayar, Esq.

Attorney-at-Law, Master of Laws in Taxation
Principal and founder, Ayar Law

Venar is an award-winning tax attorney ranked as a Top Lawyer in the field of Tax Law. Mr. Ayar has a Master of Laws in Taxation – the highest degree available in tax, held by only a small number of the country’s attorneys.