Understanding Your CP297C Notice

 

What this notice is about

We levied your assets for unpaid taxes. You have the right to a Collection Due Process hearing.


What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully — it explains our actions.
  • Pay what you owe.
  • Request a payment plan if you can’t pay the full amount you owe.

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Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I disagree with the notice?

Request a Collection Due Process hearing on Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing PDF.

Why should I request a Collection Due Process hearing?

You can appeal the levy and other disagreements you have at a Collection Due Process hearing.

Why didn't you tell me about my rights before you levied me?

Federal contractors do not have the right to a pre-levy hearing. We've already sent you several notices about the amount you owe.

What happens if I can't pay what I owe?

You can request a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe. Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice to talk about payment options or learn more about payment plans.

You may also be subject to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act legislation, which generally prohibits the State Department from issuing or renewing a passport to a taxpayer with seriously delinquent tax debt. Additional information on passport certification is available at www.irs.gov/passports.

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