IRS Letter 1038 – Response to Inquiries About Release of Federal Tax Lien


The IRS is responding to your question about a Notice of Federal Tax Lien.

Type of notice: Unpaid balance

Possible next step: Address an IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Letter 1038

  1. You filed a tax return or the IRS filed a return on your behalf with a balance due.
  2. The balance due was not paid and the IRS filed a Notice of Federal Tax Lien.
  3. The IRS sent Letter 1038 in response to your inquiry and requests additional information or informs you that the lien has been released.

Notice deadline: N/A

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