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This notice informs the taxpayer that the IRS has made changes to their return based upon the information the taxpayer has provided. Due to these changes, additional taxes are now due.

Sections of the Notice:

  • Header Section: This area contains the Notice Number, the applicable tax year, the notice date, your Social Security Number, and the IRS contact number.
  • Explanation Section: The explanation portion details the IRS adjustments to the tax return and will state the balance due for the adjustments made.
  • Response Section: If you agree with the adjustment made, submit a payment for the balance due with the coupon provided. If you cannot make payment of the balance due call the IRS to discuss payment options or to set up an installment agreement at the number listed in the header.
    If you do not agree with the changes made or if you have questions, contact the IRS at the number listed in the header section.

Sample CP 22A: PDF Pages 1-3

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.

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