IRS Notice CP2501 – Your Tax Return Doesn’t Match the Information the IRS has on File

The IRS Automated Underreporter (AUR) unit is requesting an explanation to resolve an income discrepancy.

Type of notice: Return accuracy

Likely next step: Handle a CP2000 underreporter inquiry

Also see: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Notice CP2501

  1. The IRS discovered a difference between income reported on your tax return and income reported to the IRS by employers, banks and other payers.
  2. The IRS is requesting an explanation of the difference.

Notice deadline: 30 days

If you miss the deadline: The IRS will send you a notice with proposed changes to your tax return and the amount of additional tax, penalties and interest.

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