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. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Taxpayer Rights Publication 5027, Identity Theft Information for TaxpayersPDF Full list of tax forms and instructions Need Help? You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf. See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. If you can’t find what you need online, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.