Understanding Your CP90 Notice

We are notifying you of our intent to levy certain assets for unpaid taxes. You have the right to a Collection Due Process hearing.


What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully ― it explains our actions.
  • Pay what you owe.
  • Request a payment plan if you can’t pay the full amount you owe.

You may want to

  • Learn how to request a payment plan.
  • Learn how to submit an Offer in Compromise.
  • Fill out and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, to allow someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf.

Answers to common questions

What should I do if I disagree with the notice?
Request a Collection Due Process hearing on Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing.

Why should I request a Collection Due Process hearing?
You can appeal the intent to levy and other disagreements you have at a Collection Due Process hearing.

What happens if I can't pay what I owe?
You can request a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe. Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice to talk about payment options or learn more about them here.

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.