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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 CP171 Notice

This notice reminds you about the amount you owe in tax, penalty, and interest.


What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully. It explains how much money you owe on your taxes.

You may want to

  • Make payment arrangements if you cannot pay the full amount you owe.
  • Learn more about your payment options here.

Answers to common questions

Do you charge interest on the money I owe?
Yes, interest accrues on your unpaid balance until you pay it in full.

Do I receive a penalty if I cannot pay the full amount?
Yes, you receive a late payment penalty.

What happens if I cannot pay the full amount I owe?
You can arrange to make a payment plan with us if you cannot pay the full amount you owe.

How can I set up a payment plan?
Call the toll-free number listed on the top right corner of your notice to discuss payment options or learn more about payment arrangements here.


Tips for next year

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions for which you may qualify. In many cases, you can file for free. Learn more about how to file electronically here.