IRS Notice LT18 – The IRS Still Hasn’t Received Your Tax Return
The IRS is requesting a tax return from you.
Type of Notice: Late return
Likely next step: File a return
Also see: IRS bill for unpaid taxes, IRS penalties
Why you received IRS Notice LT18
- The IRS did not receive your tax return by the due date.
- The IRS sent multiple notices requesting that you file a return but never received a response.
- Notice LT18 was sent to notify you that if no return is filed by the deadline, the IRS will file a return with the information received from others such as employers and banks.
Notice deadline: 10 days
If you miss the deadline: The IRS may calculate your tax for you for the unfiled year. Penalties and interest will apply.
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