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5071c letter response time

So I filed in 2020 for a tax return and received a 5071c letter from the IRS, but I did not confirm my identity until 02/08/2024. What will happen to my return?
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5071c letter response time

Nothing will ever happen except that you will not receive your refund if you did not follow instructions and verify your identity.  The IRS will keep your refund.

 

Sometimes the IRS chooses returns randomly to request verification of identity and sometimes there is something on the return that triggers the request.  No matter why the IRS has required you to verify your identity, you need to follow their instructions in order to receive your refund.  If you do not verify your identity you will not get your refund.

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/security/tips-for-handling-identity-verification-requests-from-...

 

https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/identity-verification-for-irs-letter-recipients

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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