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For you and your family
Individuals abroad and more
EINs and other information

Filing For Individuals

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For you and your family
Standard mileage and other information

Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

 

Request for Transcript of Tax Returns
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Installment Agreement Request
Wage and Tax Statement

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Understanding Your CP298 Notice

We are notifying you of our intent to levy up to 15% of your social security benefits for unpaid taxes.


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.

You may want to

  • Learn how to request a payment plan.
  • Learn how to submit an Offer in Compromise.
  • Fill out and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, to allow someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf.

Answers to Common Questions

Should I contact the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

No, contact the number listed on the notice. The SSA can’t stop the levy or assist you in resolving the tax issue.

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 plans or learn more about them here.


Tax publications and links you may find useful

  • Download copies of the following materials (if they weren’t included with your notice):
  • Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order forms and publications.

Printable samples of this notice (.pdf)

How to get help