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The IRS is contacting your because their records indicate there is an outstanding refund check issued to the taxpayer - the refund check is outdated and no longer valid. If you still have the check, destroy it and contact the IRS to receive a new refund check. If the check is lost contact the IRS at the number on the notice to verify your information and receive a new refund check.

Note. If you filed a joint return, the IRS will send a copy to each spouse that contains the same information.

Sections of the Notice:

  • Header Section: This area contains the Notice Number, the notice date, your Social Security Number and the IRS contact number.
  • Explanation Section: The IRS records indicate that you may have an outdated, non-negotiable refund check and they want to issue a replacement.
  • Response Section: The IRS needs to be contacted to verify your information before sending a new refund check. Contact them at the number in the header section.

Sample CP 32A: PDF Page 1

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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