IRS Notice CP05B – The IRS Needs More Information to Determine if You’re Due A Refund
Additional information is needed to complete the examination of your tax return. Your refund is being held pending the results of the examination.
Type of Notice: Return accuracy
Most common tax problem area: IRS audits
Other tax problem areas: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes, Tax identity theft
Why you received IRS Notice CP05B
- You filed a tax return showing a refund due.
- The IRS determined there was a discrepancy in the income reported on your return and the income reported to the IRS by third parties such as employers and banks.
- The IRS sends CP05B to request documentation to verify your income and withholding and to inform you your refund is being held. If you did not file a tax return for the year shown on the notice, you may be a victim of identity theft.
Your options to address IRS Notice CP05B
- Provide the documentation requested
Notice deadline: 30 days
If you miss the deadline: If you do not respond the IRS will disallow all or part of your refund.
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