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I got a CP05 notice from the IRS

SOLVEDby TurboTax141Updated December 31, 2021

The CP05 notice means that the IRS is holding your refund until they can review and verify one or more of the following items on your return:

  • Your reported income
  • Tax withholding amounts
  • Tax credits claims
  • Social Security benefits withholdings
  • Household help claims
  • Schedule C income claims

You should hear from them within 60 days of receiving the CP05, but if you don't, please call the number on your notice.

If you didn't file a tax return, someone else may have used your personal information to file a fraudulent return. For more details, visit the IRS Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft, or contact the IRS directly.

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