Understanding your 4883c letter
The IRS needs to verify your identity so they can process your tax return.
Type of Notice
Request for information
Why you received the notice
You have received a 4883c letter from the IRS because they received a tax return in your name and they need to verify your identity before processing your return.
Likely next steps
As always, read the notice carefully. If you did not file a tax return, you need to contact the IRS immediately because you could be a victim of tax identity fraud.
If you did file a return, you need to contact the IRS at the IRS Identity Verification number listed in the letter. You need to have the right forms ready for the call:
If we can't verify your identity over the phone, we may ask you to schedule an appointment at your local IRS office to verify in person.
If you miss the deadline
There is no penalty for not responding immediately but your return may not be processed.