The IRS Letters & Notices Update: What to do if you receive CP59

Education & Training with Tax Raj Solutions LLC

By Rajbir Athwal

I represent taxpayers in Boulder, CO and Denver, CO Metropolitan, CO who have issues with unpaid taxes  and outstanding tax liabilities, back taxes and wage garnishments.


The IRS has issued a lot of CP59 notices. To be exact, that number was approximately 260,000 earlier in the year. This number may have changed but has not been updated. So what is CP59? These notices are issued to identify the taxpayers who have not filed their prior year taxes returns (Tax year 2019). 

Take the following steps:

  1. If you have filed your tax returns:  – If you have already filed your tax returns and still received this notice, you need not do anything. You can disregard this letter. According to the IRS they are still processing 2019 tax returns. You paper filed your tax, it may be still unprocessed and the IRS continues to process them as soon as they can.
  2. If you have not filed your tax return: Due to Covid-19 related restrictions or other reasons, if you still have not filed your tax return, you should file your tax returns soon. This notice tells you that you are already identified as a delinquent taxpayer and the IRS action will be forthcoming.  If you or someone you know needs help to figure out what the IRS is asking you to do, please contact me.

Taxpayers with the notices that require a response should contact the office immediately for assistance. Many tax preparers and accounting professionals are extremely busy due to the complexity of tax regulations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the IRS collection efforts to contact taxpayers with unfiled tax returns.

If you or somebody else you know are having IRS issues please feel free to contact me at or call me 301-461-2022. The IRS doesn't like to be ignored. Be proactive.

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