What this notice is about We received information that is different from what you reported on your tax return. This may result in an increase or decrease in your tax. The notice explains how the amount was calculated, what to do if you agree or disagree, and how you can challenge it in U.S. Tax Court, if you choose to do so. What you must do Read the notice carefully. It explains the proposed increase or decrease in your tax. Note: The amounts shown as due on the enclosed Form 5564, Notice of Deficiency – Waiver, may not match your previous notice amount due because you can't challenge all items in U.S. Tax Court. You can return your response by mail or fax. The return address and fax number are on the notice. Please use the return envelope when responding through mail. If you agree with the changes, sign the enclosed Form 5564 and return it to us. If you don't agree, you have the right to challenge the proposed changes by filing a petition with the U.S. Tax Court no later than the date shown on the notice. Please note the court can't consider your case if you file the petition late. If you don't agree with the changes and have additional information for us to consider, mail or fax the information with the enclosed Form 5564 to the address or fax number on the notice. Our review of the new information won't extend the time you have to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. You may want to Make sure your other returns don't have the same mistake. If they do, file Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return PDF, to correct the mistakes. Contact us with any unanswered questions you have. Keep a copy of the notice for your files. Correct the copy of your tax return you kept for your records. Order a transcript of your return, if needed. Learn more about your payment options, if you owe additional taxes. Learn more about payment plans and installment agreements if you can't pay the taxes you owe in full now. Learn more about Offers in Compromise if you can't pay the full amount of taxes you owe. Frequently asked questions Why did I receive the notice? We received information from a third party, such as employers or financial institutions, which doesn't match the information you reported on your return. Is the notice a bill? No. It is a proposal and informs you about the information we've received and how it affects your tax. It also provides you the option to agree or supply additional information for consideration if you disagree and gives information for filing a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. Can I get an extension of time to respond? No. But, if you have information that will resolve the issue, you should contact us as soon as possible. Once we issue the CP3219A notice, we can't extend the time you have to respond or to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. If we don't hear from you and you don't file a petition, we'll assess the proposed changes and send you a bill. What do I need to do? If you agree, sign the enclosed Form 5564 and return it to us in the envelope provided. Do I need to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court? No, you may be able to resolve your dispute with the IRS. Mail any additional information you may have with the Form 5564 or provide a signed statement, along with any documentation, explaining which items you disagree with and why. Send your response as soon as possible since we can't extend the time you have to respond or file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. What do I do if I want to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court? Access www.ustaxcourt.gov and select case related forms under the e-Filing & Case Maintenance drop down. The Petition Kit has all the forms needed to file a case. The court will charge a filing fee. What if the information is incorrect or I disagree? If you want us to consider additional information, send it to us, along with a signed statement supporting your position. Supply any documentation or missing forms to support your statement. You can also call us at the phone number on the first page of the notice as we can generally accept information over the phone. If the information reported to us isn't correct, please contact the business or person who reported the information. Ask them for a corrected document or a statement to support why it's in error, then send us a copy with your response. You should send your response to us as soon as possible, since we can't extend the time you have to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. What can I do if the information is wrong because someone else is using my name and Social Security number? You can complete and send to us Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit PDF. You also can go to our identity theft information webpage to find out more about what you can do. Can I call you to correct my return if I reported the information incorrectly? Yes, you can call us. We can generally accept your information over the phone for incorrectly reported information. If the information you provide over the phone isn't enough to resolve all the issues, you should mail or fax a signed statement explaining your disagreement and include any documentation that supports your position. Respond as soon as possible since we can't extend the time you have to file a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. Do I need to amend my return? If the information shown in the "Changes to your tax return" section of the notice is correct, you don't need to amend your return unless you have additional income, credits, or expenses to report. If you agree with our notice, follow the instructions to sign the Form 5564 and return it to us in the envelope provided or fax it to the number shown on the notice. We require both spouses' signatures if you filed married filing jointly. If you have additional income, credits or expenses to report, you may want to complete and submit a Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return PDF. If you choose to file an amended return, write "CP3219" on top of your return and attach it behind your Form 5564. Send the information in the envelope provided or fax it to the number shown on the notice. You can request help at an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. How can I get a transcript or copy of my original return? You can request a return transcript using our Get Transcript page. You can also get one by calling our automated phone application at 800-908-9946 or by completing and sending us a Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return PDF. If a transcript won't do, ask for a copy of your return from your tax preparer if you used one. Otherwise, you can get a copy of your return by sending us a Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return PDF. We charge a fee for tax return copies. How can I find an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center? IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are located throughout the country. Our website can help you find the center nearest to you. Why did it take you so long to contact me about this matter? Our computer systems match the information you report on your tax return with information reported by employers, banks, businesses, and others. Due to the complexity of the matching process, it can take months to complete. The notice says my taxes will increase. Will I be charged interest on the money I owe? Yes, interest accrues on the unpaid balance until you pay it in full. What happens if I can't pay the full amount I owe? Our website has information about payment options. Ensure you respond to the notice timely even if you pay online or set up a payment plan. How can I make a payment plan? Visit our website for information about payment options including pre-assessed installments and payment agreements, payroll deductions, credit card payments, direct debit payments, and applicable fees. If you agree and want to apply for an installment agreement plan by mail, send your signed Form 5564 and a completed Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request PDF, in the envelope provided. Tips for next year You can avoid future problems by: keeping accurate and full records. waiting until you get all your income statements before filing your tax return. checking the documents you receive from your employer, mortgage company, bank, or other sources of income (Forms W-2s, 1098s, 1099s, etc.) to make sure they're correct. including all your income on your tax return. following the instructions on how to report income, expenses, and deductions. filing an amended tax return for any information you receive after you've filed your return. 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 how to file electronically. Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer PDF Publication 5, Your Appeal Rights PDF Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax PDF Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process PDF Publication 3498-B, The Examination Process PDF Notice 746, Information About Your Notice, Penalty and Interest PDF Form 656-B Booklet, Offer in Compromise PDF Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return PDF Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request PDF 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.