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Published:   |   Last Updated: February 7, 2024

IRS Notice Information – Due Dates Extended

Many IRS notices were delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently the IRS began mailing backlogged letters and notices to taxpayers in the agency’s steps to return to normal operations. To save time and costs, the IRS, in most cases does, not generate a new notice. Instead, the IRS includes Notice 1052, Important! You Have More Time to Make Your Payment, as an insert that provides a new, updated pay or response date.

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Please read the insert carefully. It explains why the notice was delayed and, more importantly, provides a new date in which to pay or respond.

Below are key points recipients should note when the notice is received. You should:

  • Review the last page of the insert to determine if there is a new due date.
  • Disregard the notices if steps have already been taken to resolve the issue.
  • Visit IRS.gov/coronavirus for more information.
  • Contact the IRS using the number on the notice if you have additional questions. Keep in mind that phone lines remain extremely busy as the IRS resumes operations.

For more information about IRS operations, visit IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continue. You can also read the National Taxpayer Advocate’s special blog message about IRS notices, in English and Spanish for even more information.

For general information about IRS letters and Notices, visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter or our I got a notice from the IRS page.

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