IRS Logo
Print - Click this link to Print this page

Understanding Your CP250C Notice

This notice informs you that your annual federal employment tax filing requirement has changed.

You’re no longer eligible to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return (.pdf), to report and pay your employment taxes. Your filing requirement changed because your annual employment tax liability was more than $1000.


What you must do

  • Read the notice carefully, it will explain the changes we made.
  • If you don’t agree with the changes, contact us within 30 days from the date of the notice.

You may want to

  • Review Form 944 instructions (.pdf) for reporting and paying employment taxes.
  • Review Form 941 instructions (.pdf) for reporting and paying employment taxes.
  • For tax forms, instructions, and publications, visit www.irs.gov/forms-pubs. (Access to this site will not provide you with your specific taxpayer account information.)
  • If you had a practitioner or other third party prepare your return, you may want to contact them to assist you.

Answers to common questions

How can I find out what caused my tax return to change? Please contact us at the number listed on your notice for specific information about your tax return.

Why can’t I file Form 944? Your filing requirement changed because your annual employment tax liability was more than $1000.

When do I file Form 941? Review Form 941 instructions for reporting and paying employment taxes.


Tips for next year

  • File the appropriate employment tax return by the required due date. Refer to your tax form instructions for the required documentation to complete your return. Attach all required forms and schedules to your tax return when filing.
  • Review Form 941 instructions (.pdf) for reporting and paying employment taxes.
  • If your annual tax liability reaches $2500 or more, you will be required to deposit using the monthly deposit schedule as described in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide (.pdf).
  • Consider filing your taxes electronically (if you’re not doing so already). Filing online can help you find credits and deductions that you may qualify for and avoid mistakes. In many cases, you can file free.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Jan-2017