IRS Notice CP05A – The IRS Needs More Information
The IRS needs additional information to complete the review of your tax return. Your refund is being held pending the results of the review.
Type of Notice: Return accuracy
Most common tax problem area: IRS audits
Other tax problem areas: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes
Why you received IRS Notice CP05A
- The IRS informed you that they were reviewing your tax return and holding your refund.
- The IRS completed the review and is requesting documentation to support one or more items on your tax return.
Your options to address IRS Notice CP05A
- Provide the requested documentation
Notice deadline: 30 days
If you miss the deadline: If you do not respond, the IRS will disallow all or part of your refund and may send you a notice that additional taxes will be owed.
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