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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
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

Understanding Your CP74 Notice

You are re-certified for the credits claimed and allowed on your tax return. You don't have to fill out Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance, Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit/Additional Child Tax Credit, and American Opportunity Tax Credit in the future for the credits that were allowed. You'll receive your refund within 6 weeks as long as you don't owe other tax or debts we're required to collect.

What you need to do

  • You don’t need to take further action.

You may want to

  • Keep a copy of this notice for your records

Answers to common questions

What if I don't receive my refund within 6 weeks?
Call us for assistance at the toll-free telephone number listed in the top right corner of your notice, if you haven't received your refund within 6 weeks.

Tips for next year

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you to avoid mistakes and to find credits and deductions for which you may qualify. In many cases, you can file electronically for free. Learn more about e-file.

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

How to get help