IRS Notice CP11 – Changes to Form 1040 & Amount Due

The IRS sends CP11 when it has made an adjustment to your tax return because of an error, which resulted in a balance due.

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Type of notice: Return accuracy

Most common tax problem area: Return and account problems

Other tax problem areas: IRS bill for unpaid taxes, IRS penalties

Why you received IRS Notice CP11

  1. When processing your return, the IRS discovered an error.
  2. The IRS corrected the error and made an adjustment to your return.
  3. This adjustment resulted in a balance due.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP11

  1. Dispute the taxes you owe.
  2. Dispute the penalties.
  3. Make arrangements to pay.

Notice deadline: 60 days

If you miss the deadline: If you do not dispute the changes on a CP11 within 60 days, you must pay the balance due before the IRS will consider reversing the change.

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