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This notice sent from the IRS is to alert the taxpayer that they may be eligible to receive the refundable Earned Income Credit based on the data supplied on their return. The notice contains a questionnaire to complete and submit to the IRS for the Earned Income Credit claim. After completing the questionnaire, if the taxpayer determines they qualify for the Earned Income Credit, the questionnaire must be signed and mailed back to the IRS for issuance of an additional refund.

Sections of the Notice:

  • Summary Section - Why the IRS is sending this notice based on your filed tax return.
  • Explanation Section - What you need to do to determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Credit.
  • Response Section - The EIC Eligibility Check-Sheet to be completed, signed, and submitted to the IRS by the taxpayer if they determine the return qualifies for the Earned Income Credit.

Sample CP 09:

Notice CP09 Page 1 (click to enlarge)
Notice CP09 Page 2 (click to enlarge)
Notice CP09 Page 3 (click to enlarge)
Notice CP09 Page 4 (click to enlarge)

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