IRS Letter 5972C – You Have Unfiled Tax Returns and/or an Unpaid Balance

The IRS is trying to collect unpaid taxes or unfiled tax returns from you.

Type of notice: Unfiled returns

Likely next step: File back tax returns

Also see: IRS bill for unpaid taxes, IRS penalties

Why you received IRS Letter 5972C

  1. You have an unpaid tax balance and/or an unfiled tax return.
  2. The IRS sent Letter 5972C to inform you of steps you need to take to avoid IRS enforcement actions such as liens and levies.

Notice deadline: As specified on the notice

If you miss the deadline: The IRS may issue a levy or file a tax lien.

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