What this notice is about You may need to file an amended return. We've received information not reported on your tax return. What you need to do Read your notice carefully. It will explain the information we received. File an amended returnPDF if the information is correct. If you believe the information is wrong, contact the business or person reporting the information and ask them to correct it. You may want to Order a transcript of your return. Make sure your other returns aren't missing the same information. Contact us with any unanswered questions you have. Keep a copy of your notice for your files. Frequently asked questions What do I need to do? You need to amend your return if the third-party information we received is correct. Do I have to amend my return if the information is wrong? No. Don't file an amended return only to correct third-party information. How do I amend my return? Complete Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax ReturnPDF, as soon as possible. Find tax forms or publications by visiting IRS.gov/forms or calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). Send your completed Form 1040-X to the address based on the state you reside in (found in the instructions for Form 1040-X). You can also electronically file your Form 1040-X. How can I find an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center? We have centers located throughout the country. Find the center nearest to you. I don't have a copy of my original return to help me amend it. What can I do? You can order a transcript of your return. You also can get one by completing and sending us a Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax ReturnPDF. You can get a copy of your return by completing and sending us a Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax ReturnPDF. We charge a fee for return requests. If an accountant or some other person prepared your return, you could ask them for a copy. What do I do if the information is wrong? You don't have to amend your return if the information is wrong. Instead, contact whoever reported the wrong information and ask them to correct it. You don't need to contact us. Should I contact you to correct wrong information? You don't have to contact us to explain why the information is wrong. Contact the payer to have the information corrected. The payer will report the correct information to us. I reported the information but I reported it incorrectly. Can I call you to correct my return? We can accept your information over the phone for incorrectly reported information if the mistake didn't increase or decrease your tax. However, you should file an amended return if you didn't report the information, or misreported it in a way that increased or decreased your tax. The information is wrong because someone else is using my name and Social Security number. What can I do? See our Identity Theft information to find out what you can do. You also should call us and let us know. Why did it take you so long to contact me about this matter? We match the information you report on your tax return with information reported by employers, banks, businesses, and others. This matching takes several months to complete. Helpful information Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax ReturnPDF Instructions for Form 1040-XPDF Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax ReturnPDF Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax ReturnPDF Tips for next year Keep accurate and full records Wait until you get all of your income statements to file your tax return Check the documents you get from your employer, mortgage company, bank, or other sources of income (W-2s, 1098s, 1099s, etc.) to make sure they're correct Include all your income on your tax return Follow the instructions on how to report income, expenses, and deductions File an amended tax return for any information you receive after you've filed your return Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about how to file electronically. Reference tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax Full list of tax forms and instructions 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, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter. If you didn’t receive a letter or notice, use telephone assistance. If you can't resolve the penalty on your own, contact Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within IRS.