What this notice is about We received your tax return and are holding your refund until we complete a more thorough review of the benefits you claimed under a treaty and/or the deductions claimed on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions. What you need to do No further action is needed on your part at this time. Please don't file a duplicate return as this will slow down the review process. You may want to If you've moved or are planning to move since the time of filing, please contact IRS and/or file Form 8822, Change of Address. Frequently asked questions How long will it take for me to get my refund? Depending upon the results of our review, if we find no issues, we’ll send you your refund within 6-12 weeks, as long as you don't owe other taxes or debts we're required to collect. What happens if you find problems? We will send you a notice with additional information and instructions within 6-12 weeks. Why was my return selected for review? Cases have been randomly selected that are claiming treaty benefits and/or claimed deductions on Schedule A. How will I be contacted? We will correspond to you through mail. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer PDF Publication 54, Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad PDF Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals PDF Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens PDF Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals with Income from U.S. Possessions PDF Publication 901, U.S. Tax Treaties PDF Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education PDF Find a copy of any necessary tax forms and instructions ¿Necesita ayuda? Puede usted autorizar a un representante para comunicarse con el IRS en su nombre. Vea si usted califica para recibir ayuda de las Clínicas para Contribuyentes de Bajos Recursos. Si no puede encontrar lo que necesita en línea, llame al número del IRS en la parte superior de su aviso o carta.