We sent the IRS the amount owed for 2015 and they cashed the check but now sent a notice indicating they did not receive the check. I have a copy of the cancelled check but their notification letter provides no guidance as to how to correct their error. How can this be corrected?
This usually happens when you send a check without the voucher and/or you fail to write in the memo section your SS# and why the payment is being sent like "2015 form 1040". Call the number on the notice and have proof of payment in your hand and be prepared to fax them if they allow it ... or mail them if they do not.
Well since the payment had to be entered by humans and humans make errors just call the number on the notice to get it worked out ... then in the future pay the IRS directly online here and skip the post office and the data input operator ... https://www.irs.gov/payments/direct-pay
I have the same situation, and don't see the point of calling the IRS. Last year, the average wait time when calling was 3 hours. Why not just mail the front and back of the cashed check, along with the original Certified Mail receipt?
I have the same situation. I did not indicate my social security on the front of the check. However, once the check was cashed by the IRS, it is on the back of the check. Why is the IRS issuing the letter, when they must have record of cashing the check for my social security number.
have a copy of the check front and back available. call the number on the notice. the IRS should be able to track the payment based on the info it stamps on the check. They may request you send in a copy - send front and back. if so, get an address - it may be different than the address on the notice. use a method where you get proof of delivery. do ASAP since the IRS generally only gives 60 days to respond.
According to the bill you got there should be instructions on how to refute the bill ... if you don't want to call the mail back a simple response and attach the proof of payment and don't panic ... this is a common situation.
I did not get any notice from the IRS but they just cashed a check from 8 months ago I sent for a tax extension. In the meantime I had wired them payment (because they told me they needed the money or I could get a penalty, even though it was their fault it was taking so long to cash my check). So I put a stop payment on the check and then 8 months later the IRS cashes the check (stop payments only last 6 months). What's worse is that they don't have any record of this payment!? I am freaking out... how can they cash my check without having any record of it? The check had my SSN on it. Are there any tips on who to call and what to do? I have called the main number for hours and nobody has a solution. Please help!
You can contact the IRS by following the instructions here.
It would also be a good idea to get a front and back copy of the check from your bank, as they may require you to mail in proof of the cashed check.
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