IRS mistakenly issues balance-due notices on some joint returns

August 1, 2022

Some taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2021 using the married-filing-jointly filing status may receive an IRS notice CP-14 erroneously demanding a remaining tax balance owed, the agency recently said.

Generally, the error occurs when a spouse who was the second-listed taxpayer on the return (secondary spouse) makes a payment.

Affected taxpayers who have fully paid the correct amount of taxes due do not need to respond to an erroneous notice, the IRS said. Read more.  

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