What this notice is about This notice reminds you about the amount you owe in tax, penalty, and interest. What you need to do Read your notice carefully. It explains how much money you owe on your taxes. You may want to Make payment arrangements if you cannot pay the full amount you owe. Learn more about your payment options. Frequently asked questions Am I charged interest on the money I owe? Yes, interest accrues on your unpaid balance until you pay it in full. Do I receive a penalty if I cannot pay the full amount? Yes, you receive a late payment penalty. What happens if I cannot pay the full amount I owe? You can arrange to make a payment plan with us if you cannot pay the full amount you owe. How can I set up a payment plan? Call the toll-free number listed on the top right corner of your notice to discuss payment options or learn more about payment arrangements. Tips for next year Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions for which you may qualify. In many cases, you can file free. Learn more about how to file electronically. Helpful information Publication 594, The IRS Collection ProcessPDF Publication 4169, EFTPS Tax Professional GuidePDF Notice 746, Information About Your Notice, Penalty and InterestPDF Form 9465, Installment Agreement RequestPDF 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.