IRS Notice CP21E – Changes to Your Form 1040, Amount Due

You have a balance due for the tax year indicated on the notice as a result of a recent audit.

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Type of Notice: Return accuracy

Most common tax problem area: IRS audits

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

Why you received IRS Notice CP21E

  1. The IRS audited your tax return.
  2. The changes to your tax return resulted in a balance due.
  3. The CP21E explains the return changes and the balance due. The notice includes a report detailing all the changes from the audit.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP21E

  1. Dispute the taxes you owe
  2. Make arrangements to pay
  3. Dispute the penalties

Notice deadline: 21 days

If you miss the deadline: Additional interest will accumulate and failure to pay penalties will be assessed.

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