IRS Notice LT18 – The IRS Still Hasn’t Received Your Tax Return


The IRS is requesting a tax return from you.

Type of Notice: Late return

Likely next step: File a return

Also see: IRS bill for unpaid taxes, IRS penalties

Why you received IRS Notice LT18

  1. The IRS did not receive your tax return by the due date.
  2. The IRS sent multiple notices requesting that you file a return but never received a response.
  3. Notice LT18 was sent to notify you that if no return is filed by the deadline, the IRS will file a return with the information received from others such as employers and banks.

Notice deadline: 10 days

If you miss the deadline: The IRS may calculate your tax for you for the unfiled year. Penalties and interest will apply.

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