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Letter 2273C Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the letter telling me?

This letter is telling you we have accepted your oral or written request to pay what you owe IRS in installments. The letter contains a specific dollar amount for you to pay each month and when your payment is due. It also provides the address that your payments should be mailed to. You are provided a dollar amount for the necessary fees we charge to establish an agreement. The letter will also provide instructions on how to apply for the Low Income Fee Reduction (if you qualify).

What do I have to do?

The letter tells you what your payment due date is. Mail your payment in sufficient time (allow 5-7 business days) to reach us by the payment due date. It tells you what items you need to put on your check so it can be correctly identified and applied to your account.

How much time do I have?

The letter will tell you when your first payment is due.

What happens if I don't take any action?

If you fail to make your payments, enforced collection action may be taken to collect the amount you owe, including the filing of a Notice of Federal Tax Lien, or garnishment of your wages and/or bank accounts.

If you have questions, call the number listed under "How to contact us" in your letter.

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

You should contact us at least 10 days prior to your payment due date at the phone number shown in your letter.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Jun-2014