Information about CP59 Notices Sent by the IRS

print March , 2021

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sends CP59 notices to taxpayers who have not filed their returns for the previous year. If you filed your 2019 tax return but recently received this notice, the IRS says you can safely disregard it and do not need to take any action. As a result of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, not all 2019 tax returns have been processed. This caused the notices to be mistakenly sent in February to taxpayers who had filed their 2019 returns but whose returns have not yet been processed.

You may have been sent this notice regardless of when and how you filed your 2019 taxes. As long as your 2019 return has been filed, you do not need to respond to the CP59 notice.

If Smith & Howard handled your preparation and filing for you, we will be able to confirm that there is nothing else you need to do.  Please call Laurie Ann Tidwell at 404-874-6244 should you have any questions.

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