Understanding Your CP268 Notice

What this notice is about

We made changes to your return because we believe there is a miscalculation on your return. You have a potential overpayment credit because of this miscalculation.


What you need to do

  • Read and review your notice carefully ― it will explain the change
  • Compare our changes to the information on your tax return
  • Call the toll-free number listed on your notice within 30 days to request a refund check or to apply the credit to other types of tax or tax periods
  • Correct your copy of your tax return for your records

Frequently asked questions

Contact us at the toll-free number listed on your notice with your information. Our representative will discuss the issue with you and provide further instructions.

You can have your overpayment credit refunded to you or you can have it applied to other taxes or tax periods.

You will receive it in four to six weeks if you respond to your notice within 30 days and if you owe no other taxes or debts we’re required to collect.

Call us at the toll-free number listed on the top right corner of your notice.

Contact us at the toll-free number listed on your notice with your information. Our representative will discuss the issue with you and provide further instructions.


Helpful information


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 free. Learn more about how to file electronically here.

Need Help?