IRS Notice CP501 – You Have Unpaid Taxes, Amount Due
An unpaid balance remains on an income tax return for the year indicated. The IRS is requesting payment.
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 CP501
- The IRS sent you a notice indicating you have a tax balance due, but the IRS never got a response.
- The IRS is requesting payment.
Your options to address IRS Notice CP501
- Make arrangements to pay
- Dispute the taxes you owe
- Dispute the penalties
Notice deadline: 21 days
If you miss the deadline: Additional penalties and interest will accrue. The IRS may file a Notice of Federal Tax Lien against you. A tax lien can make it difficult for you to get credit.
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