What this notice is about We made changes to your tax return because we found a miscalculation. As a result of these changes, your balance due also changed. What you need to do Read the notice carefully Compare the figures on the notice with your tax return. Contact us within 60 days of the date of your notice if you disagree with the changes we made. Please have your account information available when you call. Correct the copy of your tax return you kept for your records if you agree with our changes. Keep this notice for your records. Pay the amount you owe by the payment due date on the notice. Contact us to make payment arrangements if you can’t pay the full amount you owe. You can also read about payment options here. You may want to Download a copy of Instructions for Form 1042 PDF. If you need additional forms or publications, you can find them here, or you can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) to request them by mail. Frequently asked questions Does interest accrue on the money I owe? Yes. Interest begins to accrue on the unpaid deposit amount from the day the deposit was due until the day we receive the deposit in full. Interest will begin to accrue on the penalty if you don’t pay the penalty amount within 10 days of the date of the notice. Will I receive more than one failure-to-deposit penalty? Maybe. When an employer fails to make a proper tax deposit, even if the failure is due to an error, we assess a 10% failure-to-deposit penalty. You may or may not have received notice of the 10% penalty before receiving this notice. If you think the penalty is an error or you believe you have reasonable cause for not making the proper tax deposit, you can ask us to remove the penalty. The penalty notice will explain your right to appeal. If you pay the unpaid tax (deposit) by the payment due date on your notice, we won’t assess any additional penalties on the amount you owe. If you don’t pay the total tax due by the notice due date, we will assess an additional 5% failure-to-pay penalty on top of the 10% failure-to-deposit penalty. Tips for next year Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes. You can find information about filing options here. Review your return for accuracy prior to mailing it to us. Tax publications you may find useful Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Non Resident Aliens and Foreign Entities PDF Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide PDF Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer PDF Notice 746, Information About Your Notice, Penalty and Interest PDF Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer PDF Publication 15, Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide PDF Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Non Resident Aliens and Foreign Entities PDF Notice 746, Information About Your Notice, Penalty and Interest PDF 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.