Understanding Your CP562A Notice

What this notice is about

Important information about your Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions. Your application was incomplete.


What you need to do

  • Complete the response form at the end of this notice and provide the specific information or supporting documentation requested within 60 days of the date on the notice.
  • When you receive a Social Security number (SSN) for this child, complete the response form with the SSN and fax or mail it using the information provided on the form.

You may want to

  • If you have additional questions, call the IRS at 737-800-5511 or 267-941-1000 (for international calls).

Answers to common questions

How long is an ATIN useful?
An ATIN is valid for 2 years. However, if you don’t have a SSN for your adoptive child, you can request a one year extension. For more information, see instructions for completing a Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U.S. Adoptions, or Form W-7SP, Solicitud de Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente del Servicio de Impuestos Internos.

 

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

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, you can call the IRS at the 800, 866, or 888 number listed on the notice.