Understanding Your CP07 Notice

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.

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.

Answers to Common 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.

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

Need Help?

  • You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
  • If you can’t find what you need online, you can call the IRS at the 800, 866, or 888 number listed on the notice.