IRS Notice CP42 – The IRS Applied Your Refund to Taxes Owed
A refund was applied to taxes owed under a spouse’s (or former spouse’s) Social Security number.
Type of notice: Unpaid balance
Most common tax problem area: IRS bill for unpaid taxes
Other tax problem areas: IRS penalties
Why you received IRS Notice CP42
- You, your spouse, or both of you had an unpaid tax balance.
- The return you recently filed has a refund.
- The IRS took all or part of the refund to pay the unpaid balance.
Your options to address IRS Notice CP42
- Dispute the taxes you owe.
- Dispute the penalties.
- Make arrangements to pay.
Notice deadline: N/A
If you miss the deadline: N/A
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