What this notice is about
Reminder notice. We still have no record that you filed your prior tax return or returns.
What you need to do
- File your tax return immediately or explain to us why you don't need to file.
- Complete Form 15103, Form 1040 Return Delinquency (PDF), included with your notice to explain:
- Why you are filing late.
- Why you don’t have to file.
- That you’ve already filed.
- Detach notice stub, mail it with your tax return and completed Form 15103 using the envelope provided.
You may want to
- Review what happens when you don't file a tax return by reviewing the following:
- Review your records and make sure you filed all your prior returns. Download copies of prior year tax returns and products.
- Use one of our transcript services to obtain copies of the income information received by the IRS
- Check to see that you have enough money withheld from your paycheck to pay your taxes. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help.
Answers to common questions
What should I do if I disagree with the notice?
Call us at the toll-free number on the top right-hand corner of your notice. Please have your notice and account information available when you call. If you prefer, you can write to us using Form 15103.
What should I do if I've just filed my tax return?
You don't have to do anything if you filed your tax return within the last 8 weeks.
What should I do if I didn't file my tax return or it's been more than 8 weeks since I filed it?
Complete Form 15103 included with your notice. Check the name, Social Security number (SSN), and tax year on your notice. Make sure they match the name, SSN, and year on the return. Mail us a signed, dated copy of the tax return with Form 15103.
What happens if I cannot pay the full amount I owe when I file my return?
You can request a payment plan with us to pay off your balance over time.
What if I need copies of my income information received by the IRS?
You can get copies by using the Get Transcript option available online.
What if I want to file prior year returns electronically?
We accept prior year returns electronically for the 2 most recent prior years. However, you must locate an e-file provider who offers the service.
Tips for next year
- File your return on time. Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions which you may qualify. In many cases, you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.
- If you have dependent children, you may be able to claim a tax credit for them. Publication 972, Child Tax Credit (PDF), has information about this credit.
Tax publications you may find useful
- Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer
- Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (PDF)
- Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
- Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List
- Publication 4681, Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions and Abandonments
- Publication 972, Child Tax Credit
- Full list of tax forms and instructions
How to get help
- Call the 800, 866 or 888 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
- Authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (PDF).
- See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.