Understanding Your CP54B Notice

 

What this notice is about

Your tax return shows a different name and/or ID number from the information we have for your account. Please provide more information to us in order to receive your refund.


What you need to do

  • Review your identifying information shown on this notice and compare it to your most recent social security card or taxpayer ID card.
  • Complete the CP54 response form to explain the discrepancies.
  • Include copies of documents to substantiate your name and identifying number.

You may want to

  • Contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to update your records if you have an SSN and any of the following occurred:
    • you recently married and are using your spouse’s last name and you did not contact SSA to update your records,
    • you legally changed your name without contacting SSA to update your records, or
    • your social security number and/or name are different from when you received your social security number.
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  • Contact the IRS, ITIN Operation, to update your records if you have an ITIN and any of the following occurred:
    • you recently married and are using your spouse’s last name and you did not contact IRS to update your records,
    • you legally changed your name without contacting IRS to update your records, or
    • your ITIN and/or name are different from when you received your CP565, ITIN Assignment Letter.

Frequently asked questions

I sent you my information. When will I get my refund? Once we receive your response form and verify the information you provided, you should receive your refund in 4 to 6 weeks, if the name and ID number you provided match our records. If you don’t hear from us after 6 weeks, you can check the status of your refund on “Where’s My Refund?" .


Tips for next year

Make sure you file using your name and taxpayer ID number (TIN) that was updated by SSA or IRS.

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