IRS CP59 Notices Possibly Sent in Error to Taxpayers

  • February 23, 2021
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

Earlier this month, the IRS issued notices to approximately 260,000 taxpayers stating they haven’t filed their 2019 federal tax return. These notices, referred to as CP59 notices , are issued yearly to identified taxpayers who have failed to file tax returns due the prior calendar year. Due to COVID-19 pandemic-related shutdowns, the IRS has not completed processing all 2019 returns at this time. Therefore, the CP59 notices should not have been sent because some portion of the recipients may have filed a return that is still being processed.

Taxpayers who filed their 2019 returns, but nevertheless received the CP59 notice, can disregard the letter and do not need to take any action. There is no need to call or respond to the CP59 notice because the IRS continues to process 2019 tax returns as quickly as possible. If you want more information on this delay, please contact your ShindelRock tax professional.