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IRS Notice CP91

Final Notice Before Levy on Social Security Benefits

Each year, millions of taxpayers are faced with a tax bill they can't afford to pay. If you receive an IRS Notice CP91 about a levy, you need to respond quickly. Let the experts at H&R Block identify your best plan of action and address the problem before it gets worse.

What happened?

  1. You owed a tax balance after you filed your return with the IRS.
  2. The IRS sent multiple notices requesting payment from you, but the IRS never received payment.
  3. The IRS sent a CP91 notice to inform you that it will take (levy) a portion of your Social Security benefits. It is the final notice before levy on social security benefits ensues.
  4. The IRS will continue to levy your benefits if you don't pay the balance or contact the IRS to establish a payment arrangement within 30 days.

How can H&R Block help?

  • When you're facing an IRS levy, its important to act fast. H&R Block tax professionals understand the timelines for IRS collection activity, and we'll make sure you know the deadlines, too.
  • 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.
  • If the IRS has assessed penalties, we'll see whether you qualify to have them removed.

Have questions about a CP91 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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