California Taxpayers Confused by IRS Balance Due Notices

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California Taxpayers Confused by IRS Balance Due Notices

Understanding the Extension and Clarification for California Residents

Recently, millions of California residents received notices from the IRS. The notice indicated that there was a balance due on their 2022 federal tax returns. Additionally, this needs to be paid within 21 days. However, the notices caused confusion and concern among recipients due to an important factor. The tax deadline extension granted to California taxpayers affected by severe weather.

Why the Confusion?

The IRS Notice CP14, informed the recipients that there was an outstanding balance on their 2022 federal tax returns. These notices often includes a 21-day payment deadline. But, the notices were sent to California residents who were granted an extension to file their 2022 taxes.

IRS Apologizes and Provides Clarification

Realizing the confusion caused by the notices, the IRS promptly addressed the situation. In a tweet and on their website, the IRS clarified that a tax deadline extension applies to most of California. They assured California taxpayers that they have an automatic extension until later this year to file and pay their taxes. This is considering the disaster declarations in the state.

What You Need to Know

Have you received a CP14 notice from the IRS and live or work in a designated IRS disaster area in California? You do not need to contact the IRS about the notice. Consequently, the tax deadline for Californians impacted by natural disasters was extended twice. The first extension was until May 31, and the most recent extension is until October 16, 2023.

However, if you have any doubts, questions, or concerns about the notice you received or your tax situation, it is advisable to reach out to the IRS or consult a trusted tax professional for guidance.  Utilizing marketplaces like IfindTaxPro, you can post your project and find the right tax specialist for your unique situation.

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