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IRS NOTICES: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

What is a CP566 notice?

Chief Tax Information Officer Mark Steber Published On June 22, 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 CP566 is about.

Understanding your CP566 notice

You applied for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and the IRS needs more information. Likely, your application is incomplete, or you sent the wrong accompanying documents.

Type of Notice

Request for information

Why you received the CP566 notice

You have received a CP566 notice because the IRS needs more information to process your ITIN application.

Likely next steps

As always, read the notice carefully and then review your application for an ITIN to ensure you answered all the questions correctly and provided the correct documentation. You will need to complete and sign the response form at the end of the CP566 notice and mail to the IRS with any accompany documents required for your application.

CP566 Notice deadline

You have 45 days from the date of the CP566 notice to reply with the appropriate information and/or documentation.

If you miss the deadline

The IRS will reject your application for ITIN and you will need to reapply.

About the Author

Mark Steber is Chief Tax Information Officer, responsible for key initiatives that support overall tax service delivery and quality assurance. Mark also serves as a Jackson Hewitt liaison with the Internal Revenue Service, states, and other government authorities. With over 30 years of tax experience and deep knowledge of the federal and state tax codes, Mark is widely referenced as an expert on consumer income tax issues, especially electronic-tax and data-protection issues.

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