Understanding Your CP188 Notice
We are holding your refund until we determine you owe no other taxes.
What you need to do
- You need not take any action at this time.
- Review your notice carefully; it will explain the time frames necessary to review your account.
You may want to...
- Call 1-800-829-3676 (1-800-TAX-FORM) to order forms and publications.
- Complete and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative to authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf.
Understanding your notice
Your notice may look different from the sample because the information contained in your notice is tailored to your situation.
Notice CP188, Page 1