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IRS NOTICES: PAYMENT ERROR

What is a CP60 notice?

Mark Steber Chief Tax Information Officer Published On June 26, 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 CP60 is about.

Understanding your CP60 notice

The IRS made a mistake and wrongly applied someone else’s payment to your account.

Type of Notice

Payment error

Why you received the CP60 notice

You received a CP60 notice because the IRS mistakenly applied a payment to your account and by removing it, you most likely owe the IRS money.

Likely next steps

As always, carefully read the notice, which will outline the date and amount of the payment that the IRS mistakenly credited to your account. In addition, the notice will let you know what you still owe the IRS, and when that payment is due. If you cannot afford to pay the full amount, the IRS recommends you pay as much as you can and then explore payment options, like a payment plan.

You can also contact a tax professional to learn more about your options.

CP60 Notice deadline

Your notice will provide a due date for your payment.

If you miss the deadline

If you do not pay by the deadline or make other arrangements, you might be subject to penalties and interest.

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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