What this notice is about We received your tax return and are holding your refund until we complete a more thorough review of the benefits you claimed under a treaty and/or the deductions claimed on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions. What you need to do No further action is needed on your part at this time. Please don't file a duplicate return as this will slow down the review process. You may want to If you've moved or are planning to move since the time of filing, please contact IRS and/or file Form 8822, Change of Address. Frequently asked questions How long will it take for me to get my refund? Depending upon the results of our review, if we find no issues, we'll send you your refund within 6-12 weeks, as long as you don't owe other taxes or debts we're required to collect. What happens if you find problems? We will send you a notice with additional information and instructions within 6-12 weeks. Why was my return selected for review? Cases have been randomly selected that are claiming treaty benefits and/or claimed deductions on Schedule A. How will I be contacted? We will correspond to you through mail. Helpful information Publication 54, Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals with Income from U.S. Possessions Publication 901, U.S. Tax Treaties Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education 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.