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Amend my 2011 tax Publication 509 - Main Content Table of Contents General Tax CalendarFirst Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Fiscal-Year Taxpayers Employer's Tax CalendarFirst Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Excise Tax CalendarFirst Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter How To Get Tax Help General Tax Calendar This tax calendar has the due dates for 2014 that most taxpayers will need. Amend my 2011 tax Employers and persons who pay excise taxes also should use the Employer's Tax Calendar and the Excise Tax Calendar . Amend my 2011 tax Fiscal-year taxpayers. Amend my 2011 tax   If you file your income tax return for a fiscal year rather than the calendar year, you must change some of the dates in this calendar. Amend my 2011 tax These changes are described under Fiscal-Year Taxpayers at the end of this calendar. Amend my 2011 tax First Quarter The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March. Amend my 2011 tax Second Quarter The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and June. Amend my 2011 tax Third Quarter The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August, and September. Amend my 2011 tax Fourth Quarter The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October, November, and December. Amend my 2011 tax Fiscal-Year Taxpayers If you use a fiscal year (rather than the calendar year) as your tax year, you should change some of the dates in this calendar. Amend my 2011 tax Use the following general guidelines to make these changes. Amend my 2011 tax The 3 months that make up each quarter of a fiscal year may be different from those of each calendar quarter, depending on when the fiscal year begins. Amend my 2011 tax Also see Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, earlier. Amend my 2011 tax Individuals Form 1040. Amend my 2011 tax    This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of your tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Form 4868 is used to request an extension of time to file Form 1040. Amend my 2011 tax Estimated tax payments (Form 1040-ES). Amend my 2011 tax   Payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, and 9th months of your tax year and on the 15th day of the 1st month after your tax year ends. Amend my 2011 tax Partnerships Form 1065. Amend my 2011 tax   This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of the partnership's tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute Schedule K-1. Amend my 2011 tax Form 1065-B (electing large partnerships). Amend my 2011 tax   This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of the partnership's tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B) or a substitute Schedule K-1 by the first March 15 following the close of the partnership's tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Corporations and S Corporations Form 1120 and Form 1120S (or Form 7004). Amend my 2011 tax   These forms are due on the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the corporation's tax year. Amend my 2011 tax S corporations must provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1. Amend my 2011 tax Form 7004 is used to request an extension of time to file Form 1120 or Form 1120S. Amend my 2011 tax Estimated tax payments. Amend my 2011 tax   Payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, 9th, and 12th months of the corporation's tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Form 2553. Amend my 2011 tax   This form is used to choose S corporation treatment. Amend my 2011 tax It is due no more than two months and 15 days after the beginning of the tax year the election is to take effect or at any time during the preceding tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Employer's Tax Calendar This tax calendar covers various due dates of interest to employers. Amend my 2011 tax Principally, it covers the following federal taxes. Amend my 2011 tax Income tax you withhold from your employees' wages or from nonpayroll amounts you pay out. Amend my 2011 tax Social security and Medicare taxes (FICA taxes) you withhold from your employees' wages and the social security and Medicare taxes you must pay as an employer. Amend my 2011 tax Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax you must pay as an employer. Amend my 2011 tax The calendar lists due dates for filing returns and for making deposits of these three taxes throughout the year. Amend my 2011 tax Use this calendar with Publication 15 (Circular E), which gives the deposit rules. Amend my 2011 tax Forms you may need. Amend my 2011 tax   The following is a list and description of the primary employment tax forms you may need. Amend my 2011 tax Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. Amend my 2011 tax This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. Amend my 2011 tax Use it to report the FUTA tax on wages you paid. Amend my 2011 tax Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return. Amend my 2011 tax This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar quarter ends. Amend my 2011 tax Use it to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income taxes on wages if your employees are not farm workers or household employees. Amend my 2011 tax Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees. Amend my 2011 tax This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. Amend my 2011 tax Use it to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income taxes on wages if your employees are farm workers. Amend my 2011 tax Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return. Amend my 2011 tax This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. Amend my 2011 tax Certain small employers use it instead of Form 941 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax. Amend my 2011 tax Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax. Amend my 2011 tax This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. Amend my 2011 tax Use it to report income tax withheld on all nonpayroll items. Amend my 2011 tax Nonpayroll items include the following. Amend my 2011 tax Backup withholding. Amend my 2011 tax Withholding on pensions, annuities, IRAs, and gambling winnings. Amend my 2011 tax Payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. Amend my 2011 tax Fiscal-year taxpayers. Amend my 2011 tax   The dates in this calendar apply whether you use a fiscal year or the calendar year as your tax year. Amend my 2011 tax The only exception is the date for filing Forms 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, and 5500-EZ, Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan. Amend my 2011 tax These employee benefit plan forms are due by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends. Amend my 2011 tax See July 31 , later. Amend my 2011 tax Extended due dates. Amend my 2011 tax   If you timely deposit in full the tax you are required to report on Form 940, 941, 943, 944, or 945, you have an additional 10 calendar days to file that form. Amend my 2011 tax If you are subject to the semiweekly deposit rule, use Table 2 near the end of this publication for your deposit due dates. Amend my 2011 tax However, if you accumulate $100,000 or more of taxes on any day during a deposit period, you must deposit the tax by the next business day instead of the date shown in Table 2. Amend my 2011 tax First Quarter The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March. Amend my 2011 tax Second Quarter The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and June. Amend my 2011 tax Third Quarter The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August, and September. Amend my 2011 tax Fourth Quarter The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October, November, and December. Amend my 2011 tax Excise Tax Calendar This tax calendar gives the due dates for filing returns and making deposits of excise taxes. Amend my 2011 tax Use this calendar with Publication 510. Amend my 2011 tax Also see the instructions for Forms 11-C, 720, 730, and 2290 for more information. Amend my 2011 tax References to Form 2290 also apply to Form 2290(SP). Amend my 2011 tax Forms you may need. Amend my 2011 tax   The following is a list and description of the excise tax forms you may need. Amend my 2011 tax Form 11-C, Occupational Tax and Registration Return for Wagering. Amend my 2011 tax Use this form to register any wagering activity and to pay an occupational tax on wagering. Amend my 2011 tax File Form 11-C if you are in the business of accepting wagers, including conducting a wagering pool or lottery, or are an agent of someone who accepts wagers. Amend my 2011 tax You must file the form before you begin accepting wagers. Amend my 2011 tax After that, file the form by July 1 of each year. Amend my 2011 tax Also, see Form 730, later. Amend my 2011 tax Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Amend my 2011 tax File this form by the last day of the month following the calendar quarter. Amend my 2011 tax Use this form to report a wide variety of excise taxes, including: Communications and air transportation taxes, Fuel taxes, Retail tax, Ship passenger tax, and Manufacturers taxes. Amend my 2011 tax Form 730, Monthly Tax Return for Wagers. Amend my 2011 tax Use this form to pay an excise tax on wagers you accept. Amend my 2011 tax File this form for each month by the last day of the following month. Amend my 2011 tax Also, see Form 11-C, earlier. Amend my 2011 tax Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Amend my 2011 tax Use this form to pay the federal use tax on heavy highway vehicles registered in your name. Amend my 2011 tax File this form by the last day of the month following the month of the vehicle's first taxable use in the tax period. Amend my 2011 tax The tax period begins on July 1 and ends the following June 30. Amend my 2011 tax You must pay the full year's tax on all vehicles you have in use during the month of July. Amend my 2011 tax You must also pay a partial-year tax on taxable vehicles that you put into use in a month after July. Amend my 2011 tax For more information, see the Instructions for Form 2290. Amend my 2011 tax Fiscal-year taxpayers. Amend my 2011 tax   The dates in this calendar apply whether you use a fiscal year or the calendar year as your tax year. Amend my 2011 tax Adjustments for Saturday, Sunday, or legal holidays. Amend my 2011 tax   Generally, if a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Amend my 2011 tax For excise taxes, there are two exceptions to this rule. Amend my 2011 tax For deposits of regular method taxes, if the due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the immediately preceding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Amend my 2011 tax Under the special September deposit rules, if the due date falls on a Saturday, the deposit is due on the preceding Friday. Amend my 2011 tax If the due date falls on a Sunday, the deposit is due on the following Monday. Amend my 2011 tax For more information, see the Instructions for Form 720. Amend my 2011 tax The Excise Tax Calendar has been adjusted for all of these provisions. Amend my 2011 tax Regular method taxes. Amend my 2011 tax   These are taxes, other than alternative method taxes used for communication and air transportation taxes, reported on Form 720 for which deposits are required. Amend my 2011 tax First Quarter The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March. Amend my 2011 tax Second Quarter The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and June. Amend my 2011 tax Third Quarter The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August, and September. Amend my 2011 tax Fourth Quarter The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October, November, and December. Amend my 2011 tax How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. Amend my 2011 tax Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. Amend my 2011 tax Free help with your tax return. Amend my 2011 tax   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Amend my 2011 tax The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Amend my 2011 tax The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Amend my 2011 tax Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Amend my 2011 tax Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Amend my 2011 tax To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov or call 1-800-906-9887. Amend my 2011 tax   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Amend my 2011 tax To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Amend my 2011 tax aarp. Amend my 2011 tax org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Amend my 2011 tax   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Amend my 2011 tax Internet. Amend my 2011 tax IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are — every day, every night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amend my 2011 tax Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Amend my 2011 tax Go to IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Amend my 2011 tax Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Amend my 2011 tax Check the status of your 2013 refund with Where's My Refund? Go to IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov or the IRS2Go app, and click on Where's My Refund? You'll get a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Amend my 2011 tax If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Amend my 2011 tax Checking the status of your amended return. Amend my 2011 tax Go to IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov and enter Where's My Amended Return in the search box. Amend my 2011 tax Download forms, instructions, and publications, including some accessible versions. Amend my 2011 tax Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov or IRS2Go. Amend my 2011 tax Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and past three years. Amend my 2011 tax Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov. Amend my 2011 tax Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Amend my 2011 tax Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov. Amend my 2011 tax Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov or IRS2Go. Amend my 2011 tax Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. Amend my 2011 tax An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Amend my 2011 tax Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. Amend my 2011 tax If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Amend my 2011 tax Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Amend my 2011 tax Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Amend my 2011 tax gov. Amend my 2011 tax Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Amend my 2011 tax The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Amend my 2011 tax Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Amend my 2011 tax AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. Amend my 2011 tax Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Amend my 2011 tax Research your tax questions. Amend my 2011 tax Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Amend my 2011 tax Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Amend my 2011 tax Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Amend my 2011 tax Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Amend my 2011 tax Phone. Amend my 2011 tax You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Amend my 2011 tax Download the free IRS2Go mobile app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Amend my 2011 tax Use it to watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, check your refund status, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Amend my 2011 tax Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887. Amend my 2011 tax Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Amend my 2011 tax The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Amend my 2011 tax Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Amend my 2011 tax Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Amend my 2011 tax Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Amend my 2011 tax Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. Amend my 2011 tax The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amend my 2011 tax If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Amend my 2011 tax Before you call, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Amend my 2011 tax Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Amend my 2011 tax Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Amend my 2011 tax Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Amend my 2011 tax Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Amend my 2011 tax You should receive your order within 10 business days. Amend my 2011 tax Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. Amend my 2011 tax Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Amend my 2011 tax Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Amend my 2011 tax Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. Amend my 2011 tax Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Amend my 2011 tax The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Amend my 2011 tax These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. Amend my 2011 tax gsa. Amend my 2011 tax gov/fedrelay. Amend my 2011 tax Walk-in. Amend my 2011 tax You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. Amend my 2011 tax Products. Amend my 2011 tax You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Amend my 2011 tax Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Amend my 2011 tax Services. Amend my 2011 tax You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Amend my 2011 tax An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Amend my 2011 tax If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Amend my 2011 tax No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Amend my 2011 tax Before visiting, check www. Amend my 2011 tax irs. Amend my 2011 tax gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Amend my 2011 tax Mail. Amend my 2011 tax You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Amend my 2011 tax You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Amend my 2011 tax  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Amend my 2011 tax Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Amend my 2011 tax   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Amend my 2011 tax Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Amend my 2011 tax What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Amend my 2011 tax We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Amend my 2011 tax You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Amend my 2011 tax You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Amend my 2011 tax   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Amend my 2011 tax Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Amend my 2011 tax Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Amend my 2011 tax Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Amend my 2011 tax We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amend my 2011 tax How can you reach us?   If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at www. Amend my 2011 tax irs. Amend my 2011 tax gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Amend my 2011 tax How else does TAS help taxpayers?   TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Amend my 2011 tax If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Amend my 2011 tax irs. Amend my 2011 tax gov/sams. Amend my 2011 tax Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Amend my 2011 tax   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes. Amend my 2011 tax Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Amend my 2011 tax Visit www. Amend my 2011 tax TaxpayerAdvocate. Amend my 2011 tax irs. Amend my 2011 tax gov or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Amend my 2011 tax gnewbus01 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Understanding Your CP53B Notice

We tried to direct deposit your refund, but the financial institution couldn’t process it. We are researching your account, but it will take 8 to 10 weeks to complete our review and verify this refund.


What you need to do

  • You don’t need to do anything at this time.

You may want to

  • Call us at the toll-free number on the notice if you don’t receive your refund check or a follow-up letter within 10 weeks
  • Monitor your financial accounts

If you notice any suspicious or unusual activity, you should:

  • Notify your financial institutions
  • Contact the fraud department of one of the three major credit bureaus
  • Report any fraudulent activity to your local police or sheriff's department
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
  • Submit a Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit

Answers to Common Questions

Q. What should I do if I didn’t file a return?

A. Submit a Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, to the IRS address in the Form 14039 instructions.

Q. Can I direct part of my refund into my tax professional’s checking or savings account to pay my tax preparation fee?

A. No. You can direct your refund to any of your checking or savings accounts. You can’t direct your refund to someone else’s account (except for your spouse’s account when you have a joint refund).

Q. Why will it take up to 10 weeks to receive my refund?

A. We must research your account to determine if you are entitled to the refund. We try to balance customer service and tax compliance when we review tax returns.  Refund timeframes are also affected by:

  • Bankruptcy
  • An open audit
  • A balance due on a related account (such as a different tax year)

Q. Will calling the IRS give me additional information or speed my refund?

A. No, calling us won’t speed up your refund. You don’t need to call us unless we send you a letter that asks you to contact us. Our telephone assistors won’t be able to provide any additional information.


Tips for next year

If you request a direct deposit refund, be sure the account you specify is in your name (or your spouse’s if you have a joint refund).

If you changed your name as a result of a recent marriage or divorce, be sure the name on your tax return matches the name registered with the Social Security Administration.

Never direct your refund to an account that belongs to a relative, friend, or tax return preparer.

 

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How to get help

  • Call the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
  • Authorize someone (e.g., accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
     

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