Understanding your CP153 Notice
We can't provide you with your refund through a direct deposit, so we're sending you a refund check/credit payment by mail.
Printable samples of this notice (PDF)
Tax publications you may find useful
- Form 8050, Direct Deposit of Corporate Tax Refund
- Form 8038-CP, Return for Credit Payments to Issuers of Qualified Bonds
- Find a copy of any necessary tax forms and instructions
How to get help
Calling the toll free number listed on the top right corner of your notice is the fastest way to get your questions answered.
You can also authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using this Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (Form 2848).
What you need to do
Your refund should arrive in three to four weeks from the date of your notice. Please call the number listed on your notice if you haven't received your refund check after four weeks.
Answers to Common Questions
Why can't the IRS send me a direct deposit refund for my return from two years ago?
A Direct deposit refund is only available for this year's return. We mail refund checks for returns from earlier years.
What do I need to do next year to get my refund through a direct deposit?
Complete a Form 8050, Direct Deposit of Corporate Tax Refund and attach it to your return next year when you file your Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return, or your Form 1120S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation.
Complete the requested banking information in the "Direct Deposit" section of your tax form the next time you file a Form 8038-CP, Return for Credit Payments to Issuers of Qualified Bonds.
Tips for next year
Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.