Understanding your CP287A notice


What this notice is about

You filed your Form 8716, Election To Have a Tax Year Other Than a Required Tax Year late, so we can't process your request. We'll mail your denied Form 8716 separately.

What you need to do

File your annual return at the end of your required tax year, usually December 31st.

You may want to

Keep this notice for your permanent records.

Frequently asked questions

What is the due date of Form 8716?

The earlier of:

  • the due date (not including extensions) of the income tax return for the tax year resulting from the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 444 election, or
  • the 15th day of the 5th month following the month that includes the 1st day of the tax year the election will be effective.

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