IRS Notice CP42 – The IRS Applied Your Refund to Taxes Owed
A refund was applied to taxes owed under a spouse’s (or former spouse’s) Social Security number.
Type of notice: Unpaid balance
Likely next step: Address an IRS bill for unpaid taxes
Also see: IRS penalties
Why you received IRS Notice CP42
- You, your spouse, or both of you had an unpaid tax balance.
- The return you recently filed has a refund.
- The IRS took all or part of the refund to pay the unpaid balance.
Notice deadline: N/A
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IRS Notice CP71 - Annual Balance Due Reminder Notice
IRS Notice CP49 - The IRS Applied Your Refund to Taxes Owed
IRS Letter 2050 - You Have Overdue Taxes or Tax Returns
IRS Notice CP504 - Intent to Levy State Tax Refund or Other Property