IRS Notice CP75 – Exam Initial Contact Letter – EIC Entire Refund Frozen

The IRS is auditing your tax return and holding the Earned Income Credit (EIC) portion of your refund.

Type of Notice: Return accuracy

Likely next step: Address an IRS audit

Also see: IRS penalties, IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Notice CP75

  1. You claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit on your tax return.
  2. The IRS is questioning whether you are eligible to take the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  3. The IRS decided to audit your return and is requesting proof of items claimed on your tax return.

Notice deadline: 30 days

If you miss the deadline: The IRS will deny the Earned Income Tax Credit and you will have a reduced refund or a balance due.

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