Jo Willetts, EA
Director, Tax Resources
Published on: June 10, 2020
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IRS notices are letters sent to inform taxpayers of important tax information. Each one is different, but we can explain what the CP14 is about.
You owe the IRS money in unpaid taxes.
You have received a CP14 notice because you owe the IRS unpaid taxes.
As always, read the notice carefully, which will clearly outline how much you owe the IRS and how to pay. The IRS offers payment plan options if you cannot pay the full amount. Learn how to set up a payment plan here. If you want more help, you can speak to a Tax Professional who can review your notice and help determine if you're qualified for various IRS programs. Learn more about how to start with expert help.
Your CP14 will have a deadline for payment listed.
If you don’t pay the taxes by the due date in the notice, interest will accrue and penalties will be assessed back to the due date of the tax return.
About the Author
Jo Willetts, Director of Tax Resources at Jackson Hewitt, has more than 25 years of experience in the tax industry. As an Enrolled Agent, Jo has attained the highest level of certification for a tax professional. She began her career at Jackson Hewitt as a Tax Pro, working her way up to General Manager of a franchise store. In her current role, Jo provides expert knowledge company-wide to ensure that tax information distributed through all Jackson Hewitt channels is current and accurate.