What this notice is about You owe taxes and penalties because you didn't take out the minimum amount you had to from your traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or, you put into a tax-sheltered account more than you can legally. View this notice and manage your communication preference online Sign in to your Online Account to: View your balance Make and view payments View or create payment plans Manage communication preferences Access tax records View Tax Pro authorizations What you need to do Read your notice carefully. It'll explain how much you owe and how to pay it. Pay the amount you owe by the date on the notice. Make a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe. Contact us if you disagree. You may want to Learn more about Individual Retirement Arrangements. Learn more about how to make a payment plan. Learn more about how to submit an Offer in Compromise. Frequently asked questions What is a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA)? A traditional IRA is a retirement savings plan where the amount you put in is tax-deductible. The money you put in is usually not taxed until you take it out. A traditional IRA is not a Roth IRA or a SIMPLE IRA. What is a Roth IRA? A Roth IRA is a retirement plan where the amount you put in is taxable. But what the amount earns and what you take out is not taxable. What is a SIMPLE IRA? A SIMPLE IRA is a retirement plan sponsored by your employer. You put part of your pay into it. Your employer matches a certain amount of what you put in. You don't pay tax on what you and your employer put in until you take it out. How much do I have to take out from my traditional IRA? You must take out a minimum amount from your IRA starting at age 70½. The amount you have to take out is based on your life expectancy. Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)PDF has a life expectancy chart. You divide the money in your account by the years of your life expectancy. The result is the minimum amount you must take out. You don't have to take out a minimum amount from Roth IRAs. Are there different types of tax-sheltered accounts? The different types of tax-sheltered accounts, besides retirement accounts, could include saving accounts for educational or medicalPDF expenses. What is the maximum amount I can contribute to a tax-sheltered account? The maximum amount depends on the type of account. What happens if I can't pay what I owe? You can make a payment plan if you can’t pay the full amount you owe. How can I make a payment plan? Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice to talk about payment plans or learn more about them. 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. Am I charged interest on the money I owe? Not if you pay the full amount you owe by the date on the notice. However, interest adds up on the unpaid amount after that date. Will I receive a penalty if I can't pay the full amount? Yes, you'll receive a late payment penalty. Call us at the number on your notice if you can't pay the full amount because of financial problems. We may be able to remove the penalty. Helpful information Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)PDF Publication 590-B, Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)PDF Publication 594, The IRS Collection ProcessPDF Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health PlansPDF Publication 970, Tax Benefits for EducationPDF Form 656-B, Offer in Compromise BookletPDF Form 9465, Installment Agreement RequestPDF Notice 746, Information About Your Notice, Penalty and InterestPDF 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. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax Full list of tax forms and instructions Cần trợ giúp? Bạn có thể ủy quyền cho ai đó (tiếng Anh) thay mặt bạn liên lạc với IRS. Xem liệu bạn có đủ điều kiện để nhận được sự trợ giúp từ Trung tâm cho Người đóng thuế có thu nhập thấp (tiếng Anh). Nếu bạn không thể tìm thấy những gì bạn cần trực tuyến, hãy gọi cho IRS theo số ở đầu thông báo hoặc thư gửi cho bạn. Nếu bạn không nhận được thư hoặc thông báo, sử dụng hỗ trợ qua điện thoại Nếu bạn không thể giải quyết hình phạt bằng tự mình, liên hệ Dịch vụ Biện hộ Người đóng thuế, một tổ chức độc lập trong IRS.