Understanding your CP44 notice


What this notice is about

There is a delay processing your refund because you may owe other federal taxes.

What you need to do

  • Do nothing at this time
  • You will
    • Receive a notice letting you know where we applied your refund toward other federal taxes you owe, or
    • Receive your refund, with any applicable interest, in 6-8 weeks

You may want to

Wait at least 6-8 weeks before calling regarding this notice.

Frequently asked questions

Why did I get this notice?

Your refund is available to apply to an outstanding non-individual liability or a balance on another account.

How long does it take to determine any non-individual liability?

Allow six to eight weeks for the IRS to determine if a non-individual account tax liability exists.

What happens after the refund is applied?

After the credit is applied, if any part of the refund remains, it will be refunded with interest, if applicable.

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