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

  1. You had a tax balance and didn’t pay it in full.
  2. You filed a tax return with a refund due.
  3. The IRS used all or part of your refund to pay the back taxes you owe.

Notice deadline: N/A

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