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Understanding Your CP142 Notice

We sent you this notice because you filed your information returns late.

What you need to do

  • You must get an extension of time to file so we can finish processing your returns. To request an extension, send us a letter with the information described in the notice along with a copy of the late return and the notice.
  • You must respond within 30 days from the date of the notice.

Answers to Common Questions

Where should I mail my response?
Mail your statement to the address at the top of the notice.

Can I fax the information?
Yes. You can fax your response to (801) 620-5555. Follow the instructions for the cover sheet as explained on your notice. Please don’t fax and mail your response.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Mar-2015

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How to get help

  • Call the 1-800, 1-866 or 1-888 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.