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Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return


Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Understanding Your CP169 Notice

We couldn't locate the return you said was previously filed.

What you need to do

  • Read the notice carefully to determine the required form we need.
  • If you have a copy of the original return, please re-sign it and send it to us.
  • If you don't have a copy of the return, visit Forms & Instructions to get a new form or call 800-829-3676.
  • Fill out the Contact Information section of the notice, detach it and send it to us with your re-signed copy or completed form so we receive it by the due date on the notice.

You may want to

  • Review your records to ensure we didn't send the original return back because of missing signatures or missing information.

Answers to common questions

What happens if I don't respond by the due date?
We may consider your return delinquent and begin collection enforcement to secure the return.

Who do I call for assistance?
For assistance with your business return, call 800-829-0115 or for assistance with Form 990-T, call 877-829-5500.

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

How to get help