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IRS Notice CP3219A

Notice of Deficiency, Increase in tax and notice of  right to challenge

Each year, the IRS sends millions of notices regarding discrepancies on tax returns, but not all notices are sent correctly. Before you attempt to contact or pay the IRS, let H&R Block help you make sure your CP3219A notice doesn't contain errors.

What happened?

  1. After processing your tax return, the IRS received additional information from other sources, such as your employer, bank, mortgage holder or other financial institution.
  2. The IRS sent you one or more notices requesting that you verify the income, credits or deductions on your tax return, but never received a response.
  3. The IRS sent CP3219A notice of deficiency and to alert you to an increase in taxes due. You have 90 days from the date on the notice to challenge the increase in taxes by filing a petition with the U.S. Tax Court. If you don't file a petition with the Tax Court or respond to the notice, the IRS will send you a bill for any increase in the taxes due, including penalties and interest.

How can H&R Block help?

  • When the IRS calculates the taxes you owe on the CP3219A, it does so at the highest tax rate and with no deductions. We'll make sure you're not paying any more than you're required to.
  • Penalties are not always calculated correctly. We'll make sure you haven't been incorrectly penalized.
  • CP3219A notices are occasionally related to identity theft. Come into a tax office and we'll look into your IRS account and research the source of the discrepancy.

Have questions about a CP3219A notice 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.

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