Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued notices to roughly 260,000 individuals indicating they hadn’t filed their 2019 federal tax returns. These notices, called CP59 notices, are sent out yearly to individuals who did not file a tax return from the previous year. As a result of the pandemic and the shutdowns that accompanied it, the IRS has still not processed all of the returns from 2019 yet. Consequently, CP59 notices should not have been sent out, as the IRS may still be processing portions of individuals’ tax returns. The IRS has said it regrets any confusion the notices may have caused taxpayers.

Did You Receive a CP59 Notice?

If you filed your 2019 return, but still received a CP59 notice, you can disregard the letter – there’s no need to take any action or contact the IRS. If you received a notice and have not filed your 2019 tax return, the IRS urges you to do so promptly.

If you have questions about filing your 2019 (or 2020) tax return, contact Doeren Mayhew’s dedicated CPAs and tax advisors today.