IRS Notice CP81 – Tax Return Not Received – Credit on Account


The refund statute for the tax year indicated is about to expire. You have not filed a tax return, and the IRS needs a return on file to issue you a refund.

Type of Notice: Late return

Likely next step: Address unfiled returns

Why you received IRS Notice CP81

  1. The IRS never received a tax return from you for the year specified.
  2. The IRS has determined that you should receive a refund for that year.
  3. You will not receive your refund if you do not file the return before the statute of limitations expires.

Notice deadline: N/A

If you miss the deadline: Although the notice does not give a specific deadline, you will lose the right to receive your refund if the return is not filed before the statute expires.

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