Understanding Your CP62 Notice

We applied a payment to your account.


What you need to do

  • Review your notice as it provides the date and amount of the payment we applied.
  • If your notice shows we owe you a refund, you don't need to respond. If you haven't already received the refund, you should receive it within 2-3 weeks.
  • If your notice shows an amount due:
    • Pay the amount you owe by the date stated on the notice.
    • If you can't pay the amount in full, pay as much as you can now and make payment arrangements for the remainder. Learn more about payment options such as installment payment plans or call us at 800-829-8374.

You may want to

  • Review the notice and compare our changes with your records.

Answers to common questions

Why did I receive this notice?
We applied a payment to your account.

What should I do if I the wrong payment was applied?
Send us correspondence with the correct actions needed to the address on the notice or call us at the number listed on the 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)

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.