IRS Notice CP516 – Unfiled Form 1040

The IRS still hasn’t received your Form 1040.

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Type of Notice: Late return

Most common tax problem area: Unfiled tax returns

Other tax problem areas: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Notice CP516

  1. The IRS did not receive a tax return from you by the due date.
  2. The IRS thinks that you are required to file a tax return for the tax year shown on the notice.
  3. You may have received previous requests for a tax return (IRS Notice CP59 and CP515) and the IRS did not receive a response.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP516

  1. File a return
  2. Clear up an account error

Notice deadline: Not specified

If you miss the deadline: The IRS may figure your tax for you for the unfiled year. Penalties and interest will apply and future refunds may be held.

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