Understanding your CP49 notice

What this notice is about

We sent you this notice to tell you we used all or part of your refund to pay a tax debt.

View this notice and manage your communication preference online

Sign in to your Online Account to:

  • View and download this notice
  • Go paperless for certain notices
  • Get email notifications for new notices

What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully — it'll explain how we used your refund.
  • Contact us if you disagree.

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Frequently asked questions

Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice. Please have your paperwork (such as cancelled checks, amended return, etc.) ready when you call.

You'll receive a refund check for any part we didn't use.

You can make a payment plan with us when 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.

Tips for next year

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.

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