What this notice is about The amount of your refund has changed because we used it to pay your spouse's past due tax debt. What you need to do Read your notice carefully — it'll explain how we used your refund and how much of it is left. Contact us if you disagree. Frequently asked questions What should I do if I disagree with the notice? Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice. Please have your paperwork (such as cancelled checks, amended return, etc.) ready when you call. Part of the refund you used is mine. You used it to pay taxes my spouse owes. I don't owe any taxes. What can I do? You can file a Form 8379, Injured Spouse AllocationPDF to claim your share of the refund. What happens to the part of my refund you didn't use? You'll receive a refund check for any part we didn't use. Tips for next year Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file. Helpful information Publication 594, The IRS Collection ProcessPDF Form 656-B, Offer in Compromise BookletPDF Form 8379, Injured Spouse AllocationPDF and InstructionsPDF Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request PDF Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Notice Topic 651 Notice Topic 653 Full list of tax forms and instructions Need Help? You can authorize someone to represent you before the IRS or inspect and/or receive confidential tax information. You may be eligible for free help from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. You can request a copy of your notice or letter in Braille or large print. If you can’t find what you need online, call the telephone number on your notice or letter.