IRS Notice CP49 – The IRS Applied Your Refund to Taxes Owed
Part or all of your refund has been transferred to offset a balance due on another tax year.
Type of notice: Unpaid balance
Likely next step: Address an unpaid tax bill
Also see: IRS penalties
Why you received IRS Notice CP49
- You had a tax balance and didn’t pay it in full.
- You filed a tax return with a refund due.
- The IRS used all or part of your refund to pay the back taxes you owe.
Notice deadline: N/A
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