Correction, May 9, 2023: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that CP14 Notices were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS clarified that such notices were never paused, and the 5-8 million projected figure refers to taxpayers who filed a tax year 2022 return and will receive a balance due notice as statutorily required after tax season.
On Friday, May 5, IRS Deputy Commissioner for Collection and Operations Support Darren Guillot announced at an American Bar Association tax conference panel in Washington, D.C., that certain collection notices paused last year will gradually resume, though the start date has not yet been determined. IR 2022-31 lists notices that were temporarily halted.
During the pause, accounts with outstanding balances were frozen, interrupting the usual schedule of billing notices. According to the IRS, the pause is affecting “several million balance due accounts from the 2022 filing season, as well as other balances.”
CP14 Notices inform taxpayers of how much they owe after filing their taxes and include a scannable QR code that directs to an IRS landing page for payments. Guillot estimated that from the “end of May” to early June, approximately 5-8 million CP14 Notices will be sent to taxpayers during what the IRS refers to as “peak balance due season.”
For more information about IRS notices, see Checkpoint’s Federal Tax Coordinator ¶T-3652.
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