IRS Notice CP81 – Tax Return Not Received – Credit on Account

The refund statute for the tax year indicated is about to expire. You have not filed a tax return, and the IRS needs a return on file to issue you a refund.

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Type of Notice: Late return

Most common tax problem area: Unfiled returns

Other tax problem areas: N/A

Why you received IRS Notice CP81

  1. The IRS never received a tax return from you for the year specified.
  2. The IRS has determined that you should receive a refund for that year.
  3. You will not receive your refund if you do not file the return before the statute of limitations expires.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP81

  1. File a return

Notice deadline: N/A

If you miss the deadline: Although the notice does not give a specific deadline, you will lose the right to receive your refund if the return is not filed before the statute expires.

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