3.28.1 Informational Referral Receipt and Routing for Form 3949-A

Manual Transmittal

January 19, 2022

Purpose

(1) This transmits revised IRM, 3.28.1, Special Processing Procedures: Information Referral Receipt and Routing for Form 3949-A.

Material Changes

(1) IRM 3.28.1.1.4 Removed ICT since the program has moved to Entity. IPU 21U0036 issued 01-04-2021.

(2) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Added Information Referral Points of Contact (POC) instructions effective January 1, 2021., IPU 21U0036 issued 01-04-2021.

(3) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated CI Financial Crimes contact information. IPU 21U0205 issued 02-04-2021.

(4) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Correction to CI Financial Crimes, removal of Box 24 and 26. IPU 21U0329 issued 03-02-2021.

(5) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated SP ICT routing from Fresno to Ogden site due to Fresno site closure. IPU 21U0927 issued 07-09-2021.

(6) IRM 3.28.1.2.1 Added new subsection on Form 3949-A Digital External Referral Process. IPU 21U0935 issued 07-14-2021.

(7) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated instruction Box 16, Live Returns and/or Forms 1040, Form 1040X. IPU 21U1047 issued 08-17-2021.

(8) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated interim guidance on routing and issue identification criteria to Box 4, SB/SE Field Exam Issues. IPU 21U1089 issued 09-08-2021

(9) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated guidance in determining criteria for Box 9, Award Request. IPU 21U1099 issued 09-15-2021.

(10) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated TEGE Groups Box 10 and Box 12. Updated TEGE Box 11 routing address. IPU 21U1116 issued 09-20-2021.

(11) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Removal of routing Note to Exam, Box 13 and 14, ID Theft. IPU 21U1146 issued 10-05-2021.

(12) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Updated Box 2, File Maintenance, Research Requirements. IPU 21U1226 issued 11-03-2021

(13) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Box 21, Missing/Lost/Stolen Refund, updated contact information and Form 3949-A retention procedure. IPU 21U1245 issued 11-09-2021.

(14) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Added routing address note to Box 5b. CI Financial Crimes.

(15) IRM 3.28.1.2.2 Removal of Box 8, Frivolous or Tax Avoidance Arguments, per policy decision by BOD to discontinue screening of Frivolous/Tax Avoidance criteria. Renumbered Boxes 9 through 28.

(16) Exhibit 3.28.1-1 Added Primary Business Code Routing Guide due to the removal of content from IRM 3.10.72-1. IPU 21U0036 issued 01-04-2021.

(17) Exhibit 3.28.1-1 Updated routing address per BOD. IPU 21U1024 issued 08-06-2021.

(18) Exhibit 3.28.1-1 Correction to Western Area and Southwest Area zip codes.

(19) Editorial changes made throughout to update titles, form names, grammar, and punctuation.

Effect on Other Documents

IRM 3.28.1 dated December 15, 2020 (effective date January 01, 2021), is superseded. The following IRM procedural updates have been incorporated into this IRM: IPU 21U0036 issued 01-04-2021, IPU 21U0329 issued 03-02-2021, IPU 21U0927 issued 07-09-2021, IPU 21U0935 issued 07-14-2021, IPU 21U1024 issued 08-06-2021, IPU 21U1047 issued 08-17-2021, IPU 21U1089 issued 09-08-2021, IPU 21U1099 issued 09-15-2021, IPU 21U1116 issued 09-20-2021, IPU 21U1146 issued 10-05-2021, IPU 21U1226 issued 11-03-2021, IPU 21U1245 issued 11-09-2021.

Audience

These procedures apply to Wage and Investment (W&I) Submission Processing Document Perfection Operation (DPO) employees located in Ogden

Effective Date

(02-01-2022)

James L. Fish
Director, Submission Processing
Wage and Investment

Program Scope and Objectives

  1. Purpose: This Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) provides instructions for employees receiving, screening and routing referrals. IRM deviations must be in writing following instructions from IRM 1.11.2, Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) Process, IRM Standards are elevated through the appropriate channels for executive approval.

  2. Audience: Wage and Investment, Submission Processing Ogden Campus personnel.

  3. Policy Owner: The Director of Submission Processing.

  4. Program Owner: Paper Processing Branch(an Organization within Submission Processing).

Background

  1. The Form 3949-A Information Referral is used to report alleged violations of tax law by individuals and businesses to the IRS. The submission of the form is completely voluntary and confidential. Information provided usually includes specific information about who is being reported, the activity being reported, how the activity became known, when the alleged violation(s) took place, the amount of money involved and any other information that might be helpful in an investigation. Due to the decision to consolidate additional campuses in Submission Processing, Fresno Campus closed in 2021. The Form 3949-A Information referral program transitioned to the end state site Ogden Processing center.

Authority

  1. The following provides authority for the instructions in this IRM to be performed in support of completing compliance functions to make credits or refunds of any internal revenue tax, processing of non-revenue forms, and administrative support forms.

    1. Title 26 of the United States Code (USC) or more commonly known as the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

    2. All Policy Statements for Submission Processing are contained in IRM 1.2.1.4, Servicewide Policies and Authorities, Policy Statements for Submission Processing Activities.

    • Code sections which provide the IRS with the authority to issue levies.

    • Congressional Acts which outline additional authorities and responsibilities like the Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998 or the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

    • Policy Statements that provide authority for the work being done.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. The Director of Submission Processing is responsible for ensuring the successful processing of individual and business tax returns through both electronic and paper means.

  2. The Operations manager and the Department manager are responsible for:

    1. Defining business goals and developing work plans to be accomplished by employees.

    2. Directing, coordinating and overseeing work plans of managers and supervisors.

    3. Initiating ways to improve efficiency of the department and increasing the quality of work directed.

    4. Finding and implement ways to eliminate or reduce significant barriers to production, and improve business practices.

  3. The Team Manager is responsible for:

    1. Expediting all referrals by assigning, monitoring and controlling the workflow to accomplish timely completion of the tasks required throughout this IRM.

  4. Team Employees are responsible for:

    1. Following instructions contained in this IRM.

    2. Maintaining updated IRM material.

Program Management and Review

  1. Managers are responsible for ensuring quality reviews are performed and recorded in the Embedded Quality for Submission Processing (EQSP) System for Information Referrals screened by the clerks (See IRM 3.30.30).

  2. Managers will monitor the reasons for referrals being destroyed and utilize a mechanism to track reasons the referrals were retained for destruction. Refer to Document 12990, Records and Information Management Records Control Schedules (RCS) 23, Item 64 c) Administration (NARA) to avoid inadvertent/unlawful destruction of records.

  3. Managers must ensure internal control responsibilities are carried out in relation to Separation of Duties. Key duties and responsibilities in authorizing, processing, recording, reviewing transactions and handling related assets (e.g. preparing Inventory Reports, Uncontrolled Reports), must be separated among individuals to reduce the risk of error or fraud. No one individual should control all key aspects of a transaction or event.

Form 3949-A Information Referral Program

  1. The Form 3949-A Information Referral is used to report alleged violations of tax law by individuals and businesses to the IRS. The submission of the form is completely voluntary and confidential. Information provided usually includes specific information about who is being reported, the activity being reported, how the activity became known, when the alleged violation(s) took place, the amount of money involved and any other information that might be helpful in an investigation.

  2. CAPR (Computer Assisted Pipeline Review) Stamps should be placed in the upper left-hand corner of Form 3949-A (or in the general vicinity if that area is not available). CAPR Stamps are individual, assigned, and specific to every individual employee. If you are screening a referral, a CAPR Stamp must be present. This includes referrals being placed in retention and any documents being detached. Referrals placed in retention will be destroyed after 90 days as required in NARA-approved Document 12990, RCS 23, Item 64 c). Also refer to IRM 1.15.3, Disposing of Records for additional guidance on record retention and disposition.

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  3. In Section 1b highlight the Social Security Number/Taxpayer Identification Number (SSN/TIN) being reported. If no SSN/TIN, write the SSN/TIN after necessary research.

  4. In Section 2b highlight the Employee Identification Number (EIN) being reported. If no EIN, write the EIN after necessary research.

  5. In Section B3 highlight the issue that identifies the violation for which you are routing the referral. If no comments are in line 5, highlight the issues that led you to route the Form 3949-A to the specific Business Operating Division (BOD) location.

  6. Section B4 if unreported income exceeds $100,000.00 for each year, and shows a pattern of at least 3 years, route to CI.

  7. Section B5 highlight the key phrase that led you to route the Form 3949-A to the specific BOD location. If comments are blank and there are boxes checked in Section B3, you may use Section B3 to route Form 3949-A. If both Section B5 and Section B3 are blank, illegible or if the tax law violation cannot be determined, place the referral in RETENTION.

  8. When a Form 3949-A information referral requires conversion, notate on the top of the document what you are converting the referral to. Make sure that all edit marks are made in "“red”" pen only. If an SSN/TIN is required and one cannot be located through Integrated Automation Technologies (IAT) research, notate "NO TIN" in or above 1b.

  9. Use IAT to perform complete research.

  10. When a Form 3949-A is received written in a language other than English, please follow the guidelines located in IRM 22.31.1.5.1.1, Requesting Translations of Non-Vital Documents from Certain Languages into English. Please route at a minimum of once a week.

  11. Form 3949-A Information Referrals are to be routed to BOD’s at a minimum of once a week.

Form 3949-A Digital External Referral Process

  1. Form 3949-A referrals may be received digitally through the Document Upload Tool (DUT) from the taxpayer or uploaded digitally by an IRS employee.

  2. Digitally received referrals follow the same routing process as the paper referral process. However, the following differences exist:

    1. Submission Processing (SP) employees may receive incorrectly routed referrals returned when the receiving Business Operating Division (BOD) does not know where referral belongs. If the receiving BOD knows where the referral belongs, then the receiving BOD will forward the referral to the correct BOD via the Enterprise Case Management (ECM) tool.

    2. Digital routing via ECM requires no physical mailing. The SP employee selects the correct receiving BOD from the drop down menu.

    3. Any additions or changes to the TIN field requires a comment.

  3. Referrals should be processed in a First-In, First-Out (FIFO) order.

Form 3949-A Information Referral Routing Guide

  1. Typically sorted referrals are routed directly from the Entity clerk to the appropriate business operating division (BOD) with the following exceptions: routing from Entity clerk to Entity tax examiner using IRM 3.28.2 , Information Referral Process for Form 3949-A, for screening and final routing determination to the appropriate BOD.

    • SBSE Campus Exam - Box 1a

    • W&I Classification - W&I Exam - Box 3

    • SBSE Field Exam - Box 4

    • CI Financial Crimes - Box 5a-5b

    • RICS/RIVO -Box 6

    • Specialty Tax - Box 7

    • Frivolous/Tax Avoidance - Box 8

    • Collection Policy - GSC - Box 23

    • LB&I - Box 17b

    • Return Preparer Misconduct (RPM) - Box 18

  2. These Entity clerk sorted referrals will be routed first to Entity tax examiners for screening. Entity tax examiners will route screened work back to clerical for routing to final BOD destination or other handling, such as retention of the referral, as determined by Entity tax examiners.

  3. The Information Referral points of contact (POC) are responsible for notifying Submission Processing of changes to routing criteria, mailing addresses, or designated points of contact. However, the SP HQ Analyst must maintain a current list of Information Referral points of contact and ensure the IRM contains the correct address for routing referrals. At least annually, the SP HQ analyst will verify the accuracy of the Information Referral points of contact on file and the mailing addresses in the IRM. The annual verification must be documented and include:

    • Name and Functional Area of POC

    • POC Response Date

    • Change(s)/Action(s) Taken or No Change. Address Changes will be immediately updated in the IRM.

    • Name of SP HQ Analyst

  4. If ... Then ...
    Multiple boxes are checked on the Form 3949-A section B3, and additional information is in section B4 and B5 Refer to the comments and utilize the Form 3949-A routing guide for priority order
    Multiple boxes are checked on the Form 3949-A section B3, and there’s no unreported income in section B4, and no comments in section B5 Refer to the Form 3949-A routing guide to identify the appropriate BOD for priority order routing.
    Multiple boxes are checked and are not applicable to IRM or IRM 3.28.2 Elevate to management for review on case by case basis.

  5. The TIGTA-Office of Investigations (OI) Complaint Management Team (CMT) forwards complaints involving issues that relate to IRS operations or personal/business tax-related issues that contain no potential for disciplinary action against an IRS employee, or any other reason to track the IRS disposition of the complaint, to Employee Conduct and Compliance Office (ECCO) via a Complaint Referral Memorandum Form 2070-A. These referrals are to be routed the same as Form 3949-A Information Referrals as noted in the following table.

    If Issue Identification Phrase Is: And: Then Route To:
    1a. SBSE Campus Exam
    • Dependents/Exemptions with NO EIC

    • Non-Filer

    Note:

    including issues related to ex-spouses working and not filing taxes due to back child support, or a person has never filed taxes and is earning income.


    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
     
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:


    Internal Revenue Service
    310 Lowell Street
    Andover, MA 01810 Stop 228A
    Attn: Sharon Lantagne
    1b. SBSE Campus Exam
    • Joint filing status with claims of forged signature

    • Not reporting Alimony

    • Unreported income or deductions (for example, Schedule A or Schedule C

      Exception:

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    Exception: Issues related to paid by cash, off the books, under the table, bartering refer to SBSE Field Exam (box 4)
    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
      Internal Revenue Service
    310 Lowell Street
    Andover, MA 01810 Stop 228A
    Attn: Sharon Lantagne
    2. File Maintenance
    • Child Support

    • No TIN (IAT Research Required)

    • No Tax Issue

    • Tolerance Not Met (IAT Research Required)

      Retention
    3. W&I Classification-W&I Campus Exam
    • Dependent/Exemptions with EIC

    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

    • Earned Income Credit (EIC) or the Earned Income Credit check box

      Note:

      Not to be confused with "Earned Income" that is unrelated to the Earned Income Tax Credit.


    Screen to identify EITC on the current processing year or the latest year indicated on the Form 3949-A
    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
     
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:


    Supervisory Tax Specialist
    310 Lowell St. Stop 819
    Andover, MA 01810
    Attn: Classification Manager (W&I Exam)
    4. SBSE Field Exam Issues
    • Capital Gain (insider trading)

    • Sale of Property or Investments

    • Company or Corporation

    • Farm

    • Lease or Rental Property

    • Self Employed

    • Selling-out-of-home

    • Tips

    • Employment Tax Form 1099

    • Trust or Trustee Issues

    • Kickbacks

    • Paid by (cash, off the books, under the table, bartering)

    • Self-Employed or Independent Contractor (sale of goods or services for profit, selling illegal substances, selling or working out of home)


    (Research IAT for TIN Only, if no TIN located, Retention)

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    Note:

    A policy decision was made for interim guidance on SB/SE routing and issue identification criteria effective immediately until 9-30-2022.

    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will indicate the PBC in green in the upper right corner of the IDRS print and route back to clerical

    3. Clerical will sort by PBC utilizing the instructions in Exhibit 3.28.1-1

    5a. CI Financial Crimes
    • Cash sales on realtor commissions, Organized Crime

    • Unreported Income

    • Transactions not reported to IRS

    • ID Theft Listings (The list contains victims’ names or SSN’s or multiple years)

    • Embezzlement (Not Prosecuted)

    • Fraud Rind (Not Prosecuted)

    • Refund Schemes (Involving multiple taxpayers. Signature forged for refund)

    • False/Altered documents (e.g. Form W-2’s or Form 1099’s)


    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
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    Note:

    Research INOLES to Check BOD Code.

    • If SBSE BOD (SB) send to SBSE Field Exam. See box 4

    • If LB&I BOD (LM) send to LB&I address in box 17b

    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:


    IRS-CI
    1111 Constitution Ave, Room 2516
    Washington, DC 20224
    Attn: F3949-A Coordinator (SE:CI:OPS:FC)
    5b. CI Financial Crimes
    • Embezzlement

    • Fraud Ring


    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
    Prosecuted
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will indicate the PBC in green in the upper right corner of the IDRS print and route back to clerical

    3. Clerical will sort by PBC utilizing the instructions in Exhibit 3.28.1-1

    Note:

    Routing address will be the same as Box 4, SBSE Field Exam Issues.

    6. RICS/RIVO
    Fraudulent Income Documents: False Form W-2s or Form W-2Gs allegedly created or altered by the filer to generate a fraudulent refund.
    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
    Involving one individual taxpayer
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:


    RICS/RIVO
    310 Lowell Street, Stop 862L
    Andover, MA 01810
    Attn: Kimberly Javed
    7. Specialty Tax
    Any reference to the following:
    • Estate and Gift Tax Issues, Form 706/Form 709

    • Employment Tax Issues

    • Excise Tax Issues


    (No IAT Research Required)
     
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:

     
    1. Estate and Gift Tax Issues, Form 706/Form 709 only route to:
      7940 Kentucky Drive
      Mail Stop 8307
      Florence, KY 41042
      Attn: WSD

    2. Employment Tax Issues route to:
      7940 Kentucky Drive
      Mail Stop 5702A
      Florence, KY 41042

    3. Excise Tax Issues route to:
      7940 Kentucky Drive
      Mail Stop 5701G
      Florence, KY 41042
      Attn: WSD

    8. Award Request
    • With Form 211 attached.

    • Without Form 211 attached but contains award request.


    (Research IAT for Complainant TIN)
      Whistleblower Office - IRS Initial Claim Evaluation Team
    1973 N Rulon White Blvd. Stop 4110
    Ogden, UT 84404
    9. Tax Exempt/Government Entities (TEGE)
    Exempt Organizations (EO):

    Note:

    Exempt Organizations refers to organizations that are exempt from taxes due to their not for profit status with the IRS. This is different terminology than exemptions used to describe dependent persons claimed on an individual’s tax return.

    • Affordable Care Act (ACA) related to Non-Profit Hospitals. Complaints about excessive collection practices and lack of financial aid by exempt hospitals.

    • Charity

    • Church

    • Code 501C Organization

    • Non - Profit

    • Political Action Committee (PAC), Section 527


    (No IAT Research Required)
      TEGE / EO Group 7999
    1100 Commerce St. Stop 4910 DAL
    Dallas, TX 75242
    Attn: Classification
    10. Tax Exempt/Government Entities (TEGE)
    Employee Plans (EP)
    • Employee Plans

    • 401K

    • 403


    (No IAT Research Required)
      TEGE/EP - IRS EP Classification
    1100 Commerce St. Stop 4910 DAL
    Dallas, TX. 75242
    Attn: EP: Group 7693
    11. Tax Exempt/Government Entities (TEGE)
    Tax Exempt Bonds (TEB)

    Note:

    Items pertaining to Savings Bonds should not be referred to TEB

    • Tax Exempt Bonds (TEB)

    • Tax Exempt Bonds, Tax Credit Bond, Direct Pay Bond, Municipal Bond Issue


    Tax Exempt/Government Entities (TEGE), Indian Tribal Governments (ITG)
    • Indian Tribal Government

    • Indian

    • Tribal

    • Reservation


    Federal, State, or Local Government (FSLG) Entity Employment Tax Issues for the Entity can include wording such as:
    • City of...

    • Department of...

    • State of...

    • County of...


    (No IAT Research Required)
      TEGE/TEB - IRS
    1100 Commerce St. Stop 4910 DAL
    Dallas, TX 75242
    Attn: Referrals Group Manager

    Attn: TEB: Group 7212
    Attn: ITG: Group 7289
    Attn: FSL: Group 7241
    12. Identity Theft IDT (Tax Related)
    Self Reporting tax-related identity theft with or without substantiating documentation (e.g., police report/official ID) such as:
    • Used my SSN as a primary or secondary filer on return

    • Used a deceased or stolen SSN as primary or secondary filer on a return

    • Filed a return in my name

    • Used my child’s SSN as primary or secondary filer on a return


    (No IAT Research Required)

    Note:

    X out literal Form 3949-A and write in Form 14039 Identity Theft

    SP ICT, Ogden
    Mail Stop 6552
    1973 N. Rulon White Blvd.
    Ogden, UT. 84404
    13. Identity Theft (IDT)
    Self-Reporting IDT with Police Report but Non-Tax Related Form 3949-A
    Self-Reporting Non-Tax related identity theft (at risk of tax related identity theft) with or without substantiating documentation (e.g., police report/official ID such as:
    • Data breach

    • Lost or stolen PII/SSN

    • Used my child’s SSN as a dependent on a return


    (No IAT Research Required)

    Note:

    X out literal Form 3949-A and write in Form 14039 Identity Theft

    SP ICT, Ogden
    Mail Stop 6552
    1973 N. Rulon White Blvd.
    Ogden, UT. 84404
    14. BMF ID Theft(Business’ Identity or EIN Stolen to commit Tax Fraud)
    • If attached to CP 575A-H or CP 575L or references a CP575 notice.


    (No IAT Research Required)
      CAMC
    AM/EIN
    Stop 532G
    15. Live Returns and/or Forms 1040, Form 1040X (with or without a signature):
    (No IAT Research Required)
    1. Informant correspondence NoForm 3949-A attached.
    2. Form 3949-Aattached. Leave Form 3949-A attached to the front of the return and route for screening.

    Note:

    Notate ‘Information Only’ on the return.


    3. Form 1040-X Route to Batching
    Exception: Form 3949-A should not be detached if the Issue Identification Phrase on the form is self-reporting Identity Theft. X out the literal "Form 3949-A" and write in "Form 14039 Identity Theft." It is important the converted Form 3949-A/Form 14039 remains attached and accompanies the return through processing for expedited resolution.
    Entity-Tax Examiner
    16a. Large Business & International
    • Offshore

    • Overseas

    • Foreign country

    • U.S. Citizen living abroad.


    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
    Involving an individual taxpayer LB&I: ADCC: Compliance Planning & Analytics
    Individual International Compliance (IIC) Planning & Workload Delivery
    2970 Market St. Stop 2-H08-200
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Attn: Jack Loggia
    16b. Large Business & International (BOD LM)
    • Business or Corporation

    • Sub-chapter S Corporations

    • Partnerships


    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
    Research INOLES for correct BOD Code.
    LM = Large Business & International (box 17b)
    SB = SBSE Field Exam (box 4)
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:


    LB&I Information Referral Analyst
    1973 N. Rulon White Blvd. Stop 4912
    Ogden, UT 84404
    17. Return Preparer Misconduct (RPM) without Form 14157 attached and the SSN owner is not seeking victim assistance (adjustment to their account or a refund)  
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will route screened work back to clerical

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:


    Return Preparer Office (RPO) - IRS
    401 W. Peachtree St. NW, Stop 421-D
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    18. Return Preparer Misconduct (RPM)
    • With or without Form 14157-A attached and the SSN owner is seeking victim assistance (adjustment to their account or a refund)

    • Making a complaint about a tax return prepare


    (No IAT Research Required)

    Note:

    X out literal Form 3949-A and write in Form 14157-A RPM

    SP ICT, Ogden
    Mail Stop 6552
    19. Phishing Receipts if:
    1. Hard-Copy Receipt

    2. Electronic E-Mail


    (No IAT Research Required)
    1. Hard-Copy Receipt, route to OFDP (Online Fraud Detection & Prevention)
    2. Electronic e-mail, forward e-mail to the electronic mailbox, phishing@irs.gov
    Internal Revenue Service
    Fredericksburg Relo 1320 Central Park Blvd.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Attn: John Dunnivan, Associate Director
    20. Missing/Lost/Stolen Refund
    If the only issue is the Missing Refund:
    (No IAT Research Required)
    Form 3911 attached, X out Form 3949-A, notate ‘No Tax Issue’ on Form 3949-A and send Form 3949-A to Retention.
    NO Form 3911, X out the literal Form 3949-A, write Missing Refund at the top of the form, route to ICT to be scanned as TPRQ
    Attn: Fresno Refund Inquiry

    Stop B2007
    21. Physical items
    • CD-ROM’s, Thumb Drives, Diskettes, Audio Cassettes, Video Cassettes, Laptop, Debit Card Information (such as lists of cards or stacks of cards,), alleged schemes related to Debit cards

    • Pictures and Books-Route with the Form 3949-A or to Retention using normal guidelines


    (No IAT Research Required)
    If item does not have potential taxpayer information and no Form 3949-A attached.

    Note:

    If item has potential taxpayer information and no Form 3949-A, contact Supervisory Special Agent Kulbir S. Mand at 559-217-7650 kulbir.mand@ci.irs.gov

    IRS
    Tape Library
    1250 Murall Drive
    Kearneysville, WV 25430
    22. Collection Policy Issues: Lien, Levy Only
    (Research IAT for TIN Only. If no TIN located due to missing information required for research (e.g., no address/state/last name, etc.), Retention)
     
    1. Route to Entity tax examiner for screening. IRM 3.28.2

    2. The tax examiner will indicate the MFS in green on the upper right corner of the referral.

    3. Clerical will route screened work to:
      Internal Revenue Service
      130 South Elmwood Avenue Suite 100
      Buffalo, NY 14202-2464
      Attn: Shannon Hennessey

    23. Form 3949, Information Report Referral
    Form 3949 Information Report Referral
    (No IAT Research Required)
      Refer to Exhibit 3.28.1-1 for Form 3949 instructions.
    24. IRS Employee Misconduct, Threats, Impersonation
    (No IAT Research Required)
      TIGTA
    P.O. Box 589
    Ben Franklin Station
    Washington, DC 20044-0589
    25. Terrorism, Counter-terrorism (financial support for domestic or international)
    • Human Threats

    • Groups or individuals who threaten violence towards any other group or person or threatens the violent overthrow of our government.

    • Treason

    • Illegal Activity, if Used to Support Terrorism.

    • Homegrown Violent Extremist (HVE)

    • Domestic Violent Extremist (DVE)


    (No IAT Research Required)
      Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) CT Center
    1111 Constitution Ave, NW Room 2535/2537 (SE:CI:IO:NCT)
    Washington, DC 20224
    Attn: Senior Analyst, National JTTF Coordinator
    26. Debit Cards
    IRM 3.10.72.5.10 Processing Cash and handling of Currency and Items of Value
    IRM 3.10.72.5.10(2)Leave Form 3949-A Attached and Route
    (No IAT Research Required)
      RICS/RIVO
    PO Box 12866, Stop M2003
    Fresno, CA 93779-2866
    27. Innocent Spouse
    • With Form 8857, detach, notate at top of Form 3949-A, filed with Form 8857 and route to the Cincinnati Accounts Management address in the route to column.

    • Without Form 8857 Route Form 3949-A using normal screening procedures


    (No IAT Research Required)
      W&I Service Center
    Cincinnati Accounts Management
    7940 Kentucky Drive
    Florence, KY 41042

Primary Business Code (PBC) Routing Guide

Primary Business Code Route To: Address or Mail Stop
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
North Atlantic Area
PBC-201
States
CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
Stop 41175
15 New Sudbury St.
Boston, MA 02203
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
Central Area
PBC-202
States
DC, DE, IN, KY, MD, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
MDP 43, Room 185
801 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
South Atlantic Area
PBC-203
States
FL, GA, NC, SC
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
Stop 4010, Room 230
7850 SW 6th Court
Plantation, FL 33324
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
Midwest Area
PBC-204
States
IA, IL, KS, MI, MO, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
Stop 4032 STP, Suite 900A
30 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
Gulf State Area
PBC-205
States
AR, AL, LA, MS, OK, TX
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
1919 smith 4031HOU
Houston, TX 77002
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
Western Area
PBC-206
States
Alaska (AK), *CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
*CA Zip Code: 94000-96199 and 93620, 93623, 93635, 93661, or 93665 (Default PBC when CA zip code is not available or unable to be determined)
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
1301 Clay St. 940S
Oakland, CA 94612
Form 3949/Form 3949-A
Southwest Area
PBC-207
States
AZ, *CA, HI, NM

*CA Zip Code: 90000-93999 and 95004, 95012, 95023, 95024, 95039, 95043, 95045, 95075 or 96107.
Information Referral Coordinator Information Referral Coordinator
MS 4060
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90012-3308