What this notice is about We are allowing your Earned Income Credit as claimed on your tax return. You will receive your refund in 8 weeks provided you owe no other taxes or legal debts we are required to collect. What you need to do You don’t need to take further action. You may want to Keep a copy of this notice for your records View Publication 596, Earned Income Credit PDF for your reference. Frequently asked questions What if I don't receive my refund within 8 weeks? Call us for assistance at the toll-free telephone number listed in the top right corner of your notice, if you haven't received your refund within 8 weeks. Tips for next year Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you to avoid mistakes and to find credits and deductions for which you may qualify. In many cases you can file electronically 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 Need Help? You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf. See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. If you can’t find what you need online, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.