What this notice is about We’re trying to collect unpaid taxes from you. In order to do so, we may contact others to get or verify your contact information. What you need to do Pay the balance due. If you’ve already paid, call the telephone number listed on the letter. If you’re unable to pay the balance due, contact the telephone number listed on the letter. You may want to Call us to review your account at the number listed at the top of your notice . Frequently asked questions What type of information will you provide to these third parties? We’ll generally need to tell them limited information, such as your name. The law prevents us from disclosing any more information than is necessary to obtain or verify the information we need. How long will you contact these third parties? We may continue for a period of one year from the date of the notice. How will I know who you contact? We’ll send you a copy of the contact list once a year. If you don’t receive a list, it means we didn’t contact anyone who we’re required to advise you of. Reference tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Full list of tax forms and instructions 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, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter. If you didn’t receive a letter or notice, use telephone assistance. If you can't resolve the penalty on your own, contact Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within IRS.