You should respond promptly to any IRS notice asking for information such as an updated name or address. Call the number on the notice if you have questions.
- If the issue is unfiled returns, you should complete and file any missing or unfiled returns.
- If you need to change the information on your tax return, you should file an amended return.
- If your election to apply the refund to next year’s estimated tax liability was a mistake (estimated tax payments aren’t needed or required), call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-1040 (TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059) for help.
- If you choose to have your refund applied to next year’s estimated tax liability, you can’t change your mind and have any of it refunded to you after the due date (without regard to extensions) for filing your return.
- If the IRS is reviewing your return, it may have questions about your wages and withholding, or credits or expenses shown on your tax return. The review process could take anywhere from 45 to 180 days, depending on the number and types of issues the IRS is reviewing.
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