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We've been expecting a direct deposit on our tax refund for the past week. Since we're taking the home buyer's tax credit, we've been eagerly checking our account for the direct deposit.
This isn't the first time we've had a tax refund not come in as planned.
Types of Notices and Letters Sent by IRS
The good news is that IRS does have a list of the types of letters they send out to tax payers so you can figure out quickly by simply looking at the top right of the first page for the form letter and number.
I was a bit nervous, but after reading it I saw that it was simply a request for more information.
|Notice or Letter Number||Title|
|CP 11||Changes to Tax Return, Balance Due|
|CP 11A||Changes to Tax Return and Earned Income Credit, Balance Due|
|CP 12||Changes to Tax Return, Overpayment|
|CP 14||Balance Due|
|CP 21B||Data Processing Adjustment Notice, Overpayment of $1 or more|
|CP 22A||Data Processing Adjustment Notice, Bal Due of $5 or more, Balance Due|
|CP 22E||Examination Adjustment Notice, Balance Due|
|CP 23||Estimated Tax Discrepancy, Balance Due|
|CP 49||Overpaid Tax Applied to Other Taxes You Owe|
|CP 57||Notice of Insufficient Funds|
|CP 88||Delinquent Return Refund Hold|
|CP 90/CP 297||Final Notice – Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing|
|CP 297A||Notice of Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing|
|CP 91/CP 298||Final Notice Before Levy on Social Security Benefits|
|CP 161||Request for Payment or Notice of Unpaid Balance, Balance Due|
|CP 501||Reminder Notice – Balance Due|
|CP 503||Second Request Notice – Balance Due|
|CP 504||Final Notice – Balance Due|
|CP 521||Installment Agreement Reminder Notice|
|CP 523||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 668D(LP 68)||We released the taxpayer's levy.|
|Letter 0681C||Proposal to Pay Accepted|
|Letter 0757C||Installment Privilege Terminated|
|Letter 1058 (LT 11)||Final Notice prior to levy; your right to a hearing|
|Letter 1615 (LT 18)||Mail us your overdue tax returns.|
|Letter 1731 (LP 64)||Please help us locate a taxpayer.|
|Letter 1737 (LT 27)||Please complete and site Form 433F, Collection Information Statement.|
|Letter 1961C||Installment Agreement for Direct Debit 433-G|
|Letter 1962C||Installment Agreement Reply to Taxpayer|
|Letter 2050 (LT 16)||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||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|
|Letter 2603C||Installment Agreement Accepted – Notice of Federal Tax Lien Will be Filed|
|Letter 2604C||Pre-assessed Installment Agreement|
|Letter 2761C||Request for Combat Zone Service Dates|
|Letter 2789C||Taxpayer Response to Reminder of Balance Due|
|Letter 2822C||VRU Acceptance of Proposal to Pay (30,60,90, 120 days)|
|Letter 2823C||VRU Monthly Payment Plan Confirmation|
|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 (LT 39)||Reminder notice.|
|Letter 4903 (LT 26)||We have no record of receiving your tax returns.|
|Letter LP 47||Address Information Request|
|Letter LP 59||Please contact us about the taxpayer levy.|
We received a LTR4612C which basically requested that we sent some documentation that they were missing. It seemed pretty simple, but we wanted to confirm with the IRS before we sent the information through the mail.
I called the number listed on the letter and had to wait a bit even after I went through their automated system.
I stopped by the Post Office this afternoon and paid extra to use certified mail. I'll check online in a few days to see if it was delivered. Unfortunately, it can take an additional 6-8 weeks before we see our tax refund.
If you're curious with the process, you should check out Publication 594 ( The IRS Collection Process).
Checking the Status of Your Tax Refund
If you haven't received your tax return or you're curious, just go to the IRS' site and enter your information. How about you? Have you've received your tax refund yet?
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