Most IRS notices have a “CP” number in the top, usually top right. Most IRS notices have a bold title, which cannot be relied upon. For example, some notices threaten a levy at a time when the IRS cannot legally issue a levy.

Examples of common notices are the following:

  • CP 12 Math Error.
  • CP 14 Balance Due, No Math Error.
  • CP 49 Overpaid Tax Applied to Other Taxes You Owe.
  • CP 90 or CP 297 Final Notice – Notice of Intent to Levy.
  • and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing.
  • CP 91 or CP 298 Final Notice Before Levy on Social Security Benefits.
  • CP 161 No Math Error, Balance Due.
  • CP 501 Reminder Notice – Balance Due.
  • CP 504 Urgent Notice – Balance Due.
  • CP 523 Notice of Default on Installment Agreement.
  • CP 2000 Notice of Proposed Adjustment for Underpayment/Overpayment.

Urgent tax notice usually concern levies, both wage levies and bank account levies.

If your notice is not listed above, call us and we can help you figure what your IRS notice means. A lot of IRS notices can be temporarily ignored.  Some of them are urgent tax notices to which you much respond immediately.   Contact us as soon as possible. Tax solutions take time and you don’t want to call us too late for us to help you.