IRS Notice CP11A – Earned Income Credit Error, Amount Due


The IRS changed the earned income tax credit you claimed on your return because of an error in calculating the credit. This change resulted in an additional tax balance due.

Type of notice: Return accuracy

Likely next step: Address a return or account problem

Also see: IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Notice CP11A

  1. You filed a tax return and claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
  2. The IRS reviewed the return and discovered tax return errors in calculating the EITC.
  3. The IRS made an adjustment to the return, resulting in a balance due.

Notice deadline: 60 days

If you miss the deadline: The IRS may forward your case for audit. You will lose your formal right to appeal the additional tax, penalties and interest.

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