Understanding Your CP76 Notice

What This Notice is About

We are allowing your Earned Income Credit as claimed on your tax return. You will receive your refund in 8 weeks provided you owe no other taxes or legal debts we are 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't receive my refund within 8 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 8 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)

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.