You get this IRS letter 30 days before the IRS starts levying up to 15% of your Social Security Benefits.
Watch our video summary of the CP91 notice and how to respond below, or scroll down for the written version.
Reasons for the IRS issuing CP91
- You owe money on back due to taxes and the IRS has sent prior notices
- You have not submitted any resolution to the IRS regarding your past due balance(s)
- The IRS issues a CP91 notice as the last letter before actually submitting a garnishment.
What happens if you miss the 30-day deadline in the CP 91 notice?
The IRS issues a levy against your Social Security Benefits for 15%.
How can you avoid a levy on your Social Security Benefits after a CP91 notice has been issued?
If you are submitting an Offer In Compromise we recommend you let IRS collections know by calling the number on the CP91 letter.
Ask for a hold on collection activity to get time for your Offer In Compromise to get to the processing stage so you do not get a Social Security levy issued while you are waiting on the Offer to process.
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