We applied a payment to your account. What you need to do Review your notice because it provides the date and amount of the payment we applied. If your notice shows we owe you a refund, you don’t need to respond. If you haven’t already received the refund, you should receive it within 2-3 weeks. If your notice shows an amount due: Pay the amount you owe by the date stated on the notice. If you can't pay the amount in full, pay as much as you can now and make payment arrangements for the remainder. Learn more about payment options such as installment payment plans or call us at 1-800-829-8374. You may want to Compare your records against the notice figures to ensure the notice is correct. Complete and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative PDF to authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf. Frequently asked questions Why did I receive this notice? You received this notice because we applied a payment to your account. What should I do if I the wrong payment was applied? Write to us at the address shown on the notice with the correct actions needed or call us at the telephone number listed on the notice. Tips for next year 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 e-file. Reference Tools Publication 5027, Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers PDF 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.