IRS to soon tap taxpayers with balances due

June 22, 2022

The IRS will soon send CP14 notices to millions of taxpayers who have a balance of $5 or more in unpaid taxes, reminding them that the federal government would like its money.

The IRS is required to issue Notice CP14, the most common IRS notice sent to taxpayers, within 60 days after the agency assesses a tax liability. The notice requires payment within 21 days.

The IRS could send taxpayers a series of reminder notices, known as the collection notice stream, to ask for payment before enforced collection starts.

Taxpayers who disagree with the notice should call the IRS at the toll-free number on the top right corner of their CP14 notice, the Taxpayer Advocate Service advises.

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