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Understanding Your CP283C Notice

We charged you a penalty for filing a late or incomplete Form 8955-SSA, Annual Registration Statement Identifying Separated Participants with Deferred Vested Benefits.


What you need to do

  • If you agree, send the amount due by the date on your notice to avoid interest charges.
  • If you disagree, contact us by mail or call 1-877-829-5500.

You may want to

  • Review this notice with your tax preparer.
  • Call us for assistance at the toll-free telephone number listed at the top right corner of your notice.

Answers to Common Questions

When is my Form 8955-SSA due?
Form 8955-SSA is due the last day of the seventh month following the end of your plan year.

Can I have the penalty removed or reduced?
We can consider reducing or removing the penalty under certain circumstances. Send a signed statement to the address shown at the top of the notice that includes the following:

  • The penalty you would like us to reconsider
  • The reason you believe we should reconsider it
  • Your name and title
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Apr-2014

How to get help

  • Call the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
  • Authorize someone (e.g., accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.