IRS Issues 260,000
Missing Tax Return Notices by Mistake
This week the IRS issued a statement that in early February, it inadvertently mailed out roughly 260,000 notices advising taxpayers that their 2019 tax returns were missing.
These notices, referred to as CP59 notices, are issued yearly to identified taxpayers who have failed to file a tax return that was due the prior calendar year.
According to the IRS statement, the agency hasn't actually finished processing returns for the 2019 tax year because of pandemic related shutdowns. As a result, the CP59 notices should not have been sent because some of the recipients of the notice may have filed a return that is still being processed.
For taxpayers who filed their 2019 returns and received a CP59 notice, you can disregard the letter and take no further action.