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Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return


Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
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Apply for an ITIN
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Understanding Your CP501H Notice

You have a balance due on your shared responsibility payment account.

What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully. It explains your due date, amount due, and payment options.
  • Make your payment by your due date. Go to the payments page to find out more about your payment options.
  • You may want to view additional information pertaining to your tax account.

Answers to common questions

What is the shared responsibility payment (SRP)?
The SRP amount that you owe is the assessed payment for not having minimum essential health coverage for you and, if applicable, your dependents per Internal Revenue Code Section 5000A - Individual shared responsibility payment.

What happens if I can't pay the full amount I owe now?
You can apply online for a payment plan (including installment agreements).

Am I charged interest on the money I owe?
Yes. Interest will continue to be added if you don’t pay the full amount you owe by the date on the payment coupon. See the Interest explanation section of your notice.

Will I receive a penalty if I can't pay the full amount?
No. The law prohibits us from using liens or levies to collect any individual SRP. However, if you owe an SRP, we may offset that liability against any tax refund that may be due to you.

What if I need to make a correction to my tax return?
You'll need to file Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

What should I do if I have questions, or if I disagree with the changes you made?
Contact us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice.

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.

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

How to get help