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IRS NOTICES: TAX DEBT

What is a CP71A notice?

Mark Steber Chief Tax Information Officer Published On June 26, 2020

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

Unpaid taxes

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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