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LT 27 (Letter 1737) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the notice telling me?

We received your request for a payment plan and need you to complete financial information to determine whether you qualify for an installment agreement.

What do I have to do?

Complete the Form 433F that was included with the letter. This information may either be mailed in, or you may call the number at the top of the notice and provide the same information to speed the determination on your installment agreement request. If you have not filed any tax returns that are due, this action must be completed before an installment agreement will be considered. If the returns are completed, please have them available when you call; you may be able to fax them in to meet the filing requirement.

How much time do I have?

Contact us as soon as possible but no later than seven days from the date of the letter.

What happens if I don't pay?

Collection action could be taken, including the filing of a Notice of Federal Tax Lien or a garnishment of wages, other income sources, and/or bank accounts, to resolve the balance you owe.

Who should I contact?

Call the number shown on the top of the letter, or mail in the requested Form 433F with any required documentation and any signed tax returns that need to be filed.

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

If you do not agree or cannot comply with this notice, call us immediately at the number printed at the top of the notice. We will do our best to help you. If you called us about this matter before, but we did not correct the problem, you may want to contact the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate.

If you have already paid or arranged for an installment agreement, you should still call us at the number printed at the top of the notice to make sure your account reflects this.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-Jan-2015