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What is a CP77 notice?

Mark Steber Chief Tax Information Officer Published On June 22, 2020


IRS notices are letters sent to inform taxpayers of important tax information. Each one is different, but we can explain what the CP77 is about.

Understanding your CP77 notice

The IRS has sent several notices requesting full payment of your taxes and you still haven’t paid. You need to pay immediately or face a levy (seizure) or your property. This is a final notice and you need to take it seriously.

Type of Notice

Notification of collection

Why you received the CP77 notice

You have received a CP77 notice because the IRS is notifying you that they are planning to levy some or all of your assets for unpaid taxes. You do have a right to a Collection Due Process hearing.

Likely next steps

As always, read the notice carefully. Then, you need to either pay the full amount you owe or, if you cannot afford to pay the full balance, you can set up a payment plan. You can also contact a tax professional to learn more about your options.

CP77 Notice deadline

The CP77 notice will include a due date for your tax payment.

If you miss the deadline

The IRS will issue a levy against your assets.

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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