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What is a CP71A notice?
IRS notices are letters sent to inform taxpayers of important tax information. Each one is different, but we can explain what the CP71A is about.
Understanding your CP71A notice
This notice is an annual summary of the IRS taxes, penalties, and interest you still owe the IRS.
If the IRS has determined your tax debt is currently non-collectible due to financial hardship, you do not need to do anything.
Type of Notice
Why you received the CP71A notice
You received a CP71A notice because you owe the IRS taxes. If you are currently making payments or the IRS has notified you the debt is currently in a non-collectible status due to financial distress. No payment is currently due.
Likely next steps
As always, carefully read the notice, which will include the amount of taxes you still owe.
If you need help addressing your tax debt, you can contact a tax professional to learn more about your options.
About the Author
Mark Steber is Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Information Officer for Jackson Hewitt. With over 30 years of experience, he oversees tax service delivery, quality assurance and tax law adherence. Mark is Jackson Hewitt’s national spokesperson and liaison to the Internal Revenue Service and other government authorities. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds registrations in Alabama and Georgia, and is an expert on consumer income taxes including electronic tax and tax data protection.
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