Understanding Your CP75A Notice


What this notice is about

We're auditing your tax return and need documentation to verify the Earned Income Credit (EIC), dependents and filing status you claimed.

What you need to do

  • Read the notice and the enclosed forms carefully. They explain the information you must send to us.
  • Provide copies of the documentation we request to verify the items we're auditing.
  • Complete the Response form by showing which items your supporting documentation addresses and return the form with the documents you are submitting either by:
    • Faxing your documents to the fax number in the notice using either a fax machine or an online fax service. Protect yourself when sending digital data by  understanding the fax service’s privacy and security policies, or 
    • Mailing your response to the address shown on the Response form.

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Frequently asked questions

While we accept most returns as filed, we select some for examination. We examine (or audit) some federal tax returns to determine if income, expenses, and credits are being reported accurately. We select returns for examination using various methods including random sampling, computerized screening, and comparison of information we receive such as Forms W-2 and 1099. Having your return selected for examination doesn't suggest that you made an error or were dishonest.

No. You must be married to the child’s parent during the tax year in question to receive the credit.

Refer to the enclosed forms we sent with your notice. A separate form for each audited item explains what supporting documentation you must send.

We'll disallow the audited items and send you an examination report showing the proposed changes to your tax return.

Contact us at the number listed on the top right corner of your notice. You can also refer to our identity theft page for more information.

Yes, you should continue to file all required tax returns before the due date to avoid additional penalties and interest.

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Tips for next year

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