IRS Notice CP81 – The IRS Hasn’t Received Your Tax Return
The IRS issues CP81 within six months of the refund statute expiration date, to notify you that a tax return must be filed before the expiration date for you to receive a refund.
Type of Notice: Late return
Most common tax problem area: Unfiled tax returns
Other tax problem areas: N/A
Why you received IRS Notice CP81
- The IRS did not receive a tax return from you by the due date.
- Your tax account shows credits were applied for the tax year shown on the notice.
- The IRS sent CP81 to remind you to file the tax return. You may be due a refund which you will lose if you do not file the return within three years from the date the return was due.
Your options to address IRS Notice CP81
- File a return
- Clear up an account error
Notice deadline: Three years from the date the return was due.
If you miss the deadline: You will not receive a refund for this tax year, even if you file the tax return.
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