Understanding Your CP561B Notice


What this notice is about

We have important information about your child’s Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN). The extension for your child’s ATIN expires in 3 months.

What you need to do

  • Complete Form 15101, Provide Social Security Number (SSN) for Adoptive ChildPDF, included with your notice if you received a Social Security number (SSN) for your child.

  • Detach notice stub, mail it with Form 15101 in the envelope provided. If you prefer, fax your information to the fax number in the notice using either a fax machine  or an online fax service. Protect yourself when sending digital data by  understanding the fax service’s privacy and security policies.

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Frequently asked questions

What if I don't have a Social Security number (SSN) for my child?

You can’t claim your child on your tax return. You can file an amended return once you have an SSN for your child.

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