Get Answers

Return to audits

IRS Letter 39

Tax Reminder Letter of overdue taxes

Each year, millions of taxpayers are faced with a tax bill they can't afford to pay. If the IRS is threatening to levy your assets, you need to respond quickly. Let the experts at H&R Block identify your best plan of action and make sure the situation doesn't get worse.

What happened?

  1. You had a balance due after your taxes were filed with the IRS.
  2. The IRS sent at least one balance-due notice requesting payment of taxes owed, but they never received payment.
  3. The IRS sent Letter 39 to inform you if you don't provide payment or contact the IRS to establish a payment agreement within 10 days, the IRS will increase the penalty and pursue other enforcement action.

How can H&R Block help?

  • When the IRS is threatening enforcement, the timing of your response is very important. We understand the timelines for IRS collection activities and will make sure you know your deadlines.
  • Depending on your situation, you might qualify for one or more payment arrangements with the IRS. We'll look into your tax situation and show you your best options to address the IRS Notice Letter 39.
  • If penalties have been assessed, we will see whether you qualify to have them removed.

Have questions about an IRS Letter 39 you received? Schedule a FREE consultation with an H&R Block tax professional today. We'll sit down to review your notice, answer your questions, and, if necessary, recommend next steps to get your issue resolved.

Ready to file?

You've got your forms. And we've got your back. There's only one thing left to do. Let's do this.


So how much will you get (or owe) this year? That’s the million-dollar question. We happen to have three very useful calculators to help you estimate your refund or balance due.

Need Live Support? 1-800-HRBLOCK (1-800-472-5625) or Find An Office