You are receiving this notice because you didn't file your return by the due date.
What you need to do
- Send us the amount due by the date on the notice to avoid interest charges.
You may want to
- If you think you may have reasonable cause for filing your return late, you need to provide a signed explanation outlining the circumstances which resulted in not filing your return timely.
- Refer to the “Removal or reduction of penalties” section on your notice.
Answers to common questions
Q. What if I disagree with the penalty?
A. Send a written statement outlining the circumstances which resulted in not filing your return timely.
- 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.