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Letter 2272C Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the letter telling me?

This letter is a response to your oral or written request to pay your balance due in installments. It explains why the IRS cannot establish the agreement.

What do I have to do?

Provide the IRS the requested information or provide an explanation on why you cannot.

How much time do I have?

The letter provides you a specific amount of time you have to gather the requested information and return it to us. However, responding quickly will resolve your account issue sooner.

What happens if I don't take any action?

The law allows IRS to proceed with enforcement action which could result in a levy on your bank account or wages, or liens on personal property.

Who should I contact?

The letter provides a specific contact telephone number. The person who answers the phone will assist you.

What if I don't agree or have already taken corrective action?

If your Installment Agreement is rejected, the letter will provide you information on how to Appeal the Rejection. If you have provided the information we requested within the last 45 days, you may want to call the number on the letter to verify your case is being re-considered.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Jan-2014