Understanding Your CP183 Notice

What this notice is about

We received your Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return (PDF), but it doesn’t show a breakdown of the type of tax (coal, gas, oil, etc.) and the amount applied to each for the tax period shown on your notice.


What you need to do

If we don’t hear from you within 30 days from the date of this notice, your account will show incomplete information. This could result in your account having additional penalties and interest assessed.


You may want to

Review Form 720 (PDF) for:

  • A description of the different types of excise taxes.
  • The proper IRS No. assigned for each type of excise tax. The IRS No. is listed on the right and left columns of the form.

Tips for next year

Review Form 720 before filing to ensure:

  • List the tax for each type of excise tax being reported.

  • Complete Part III of the form.

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.