-A Computer Paragraph (CP) Notice is a computer generated message resulting from:
-A tax examiner entering Taxpayer Notice Codes (TPNCs) on a return
-A Master File analysis of a taxpayers account
-Certain transactions posting to an account
Notices can generate to:
-Request information or payment from a…[Read more]
IRS Review is the term used to describe the process that selects tax accounts with specific, pre-decided account activity occurring after notice generation, to be reviewed manually. This process allows tax examiners to analyze the account and the notice to decide if the information on the notice to be mailed is complete and represents the most…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic How does a debtor know that he/she is in the Treasury Offset Program database? in the forum Refund Offset 4 months ago
Before a creditor agency refers a debt to the Treasury Offset Program, it will have provided the debtor with all due process notices concerning the debt. These notices include written notification of the nature and amount of the debt, the intention of the agency to collect the debt through administrative offset, and an explanation of the debtor’s…[Read more]
They have staff at the Fiscal Service Treasury Offset Program who are there to help you understand the process, including what you need to do next. Although they cannot make arrangements for you to pay off your debt, tell you how much you owe, or refund your money, they can tell you whom to call. They will not tell anyone but you about your debts…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic How do I pay a delinquent nontax debt owed to the United States? in the forum Refund Offset 4 months ago
Contact the federal or state agency collecting the debt which is listed in the notice you received. If you need information about whom to contact, call the TOP Call Center toll-free at (800) 304-3107. If your debt has been paid in full, or if you do not owe the debt for other reasons, the agency collecting the debt is responsible for instructing…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic My federal payment was reduced two months ago. Where is it? in the forum Refund Offset 4 months ago
Funds collected by Fiscal Service from your federal payment are transmitted to the headquarters or central debt facility of the agency and are distributed by that agency. The agency must contact its headquarters for assistance in tracking the funds.
Depending upon the type of debt you owe, the following federal payments may be eligible for offset or levy:
- tax refunds
- wages, including military pay
- retirement, including military retirement pay
- contractor/vendor payments
- travel advances and reimbursements
- certain federal benefit payments, including Social Security benefits…
- If you owe a delinquent debt to a government agency, that agency sends information about your debt to our database.
- Before you receive a federal payment, the database is searched to see if you owe a delinquent debt.
- If your debt is in the database, Fiscal Service will offset (reduce or withhold) your federal payment to pay your debt.
Refundtalk replied to the topic When is a debt sent to the Treasury Offset Program? in the forum Refund Offset 4 months ago
In most cases, your name can be sent to TOP if your debt is more than 90 days delinquent. The government agency must determine that your debt is valid and legally enforceable. The agency must send you notices about your debt and provide you with opportunities to resolve or dispute your debt. The agency must also respond to questions and inquiries…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic Why is Treasury contacting me about my debt owed to another government agency? in the forum Refund Offset 4 months ago
Fiscal Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, serves as the government’s central debt collection agency, maintaining the government’s delinquent debts. One of the ways used by Fiscal Service to collect delinquent debt is the Treasury Offset Program or TOP. Under TOP, Fiscal Service matches a database of delinquent debtors…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic When the best time to Take Action on my Tax Refund? in the forum FAQ’s 4 months ago
If you haven’t heard anything three weeks after of filing your return, it’s time to check in with the IRS.
“After 21 days, that would be the only time you’d realize that something didn’t go through as normal,”“and you can talk to an IRS representative.”
If a month goes by and you haven’t heard anything, visit the Where’s My Refund? page for mo…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic Does Where’s My Refund always display all three bars? in the forum Where’s My Refund? Tool 4 months ago
No. In some cases the tracker graphics will not be shown if your return is being reviewed prior to step two: “Refund Approved,” and instead an explanation or instructions will be provided depending on the situation. This can happen even if you previously checked Where’s My Refund and it showed the status as “Return Received” along with the track…[Read more]
I tracked down the IRS Standard Operational Procedures and Guidelines, and here is what the IRS is going to do whenever you call and inquire about your tax refund. This is straight from the IRS operational manual:
For purposes of identification and to prevent unauthorized disclosures of tax information, you must know with whom you are speaking,…[Read more]
Refundtalk replied to the topic I Called And Verified My ID – Did I Have An Identity Theft Issue? in the forum ID Verify 4 months ago
The IRS has been cracking down on identity theft for the last several years. This is a great thing because a lot of people were becoming victims of tax refund identity theft.
However, a lot of people think they are “verifying their identity” when they call the IRS. And while this is true, it’s not identity theft related.
Whenever you call…[Read more]
Where’s My Refund? will not give you a refund date right away. They must first receive your tax return and then they have to process it and approve your refund. Where’s My Refund? will give you a personalized date once your refund is approved.
Refundtalk replied to the topic It's been longer than 21 days since the IRS received my return? in the forum FAQ’s 4 months ago
The IRS works hard to issue refunds as quickly as possible, but some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return:
- includes errors,
- is incomplete,
- needs further review,
- is impacted by identity theft or fraud,
- includes Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, which could take up to 14 weeks…
Refundtalk replied to the topic April 2018 IRS Where’s my Refund? Updates Calendar in the forum Cycle Charts 4 months ago
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