Thanks in part to federal advocacy initiated by NCACPA, the Internal Revenue Service released a statement on July 27 regarding erroneous CP-14 notices issued in June.
The IRS announced that affected taxpayers should not respond to the notice at this time. The statement also declares that “any assessed penalties and interest will be automatically adjusted when the payment(s) are applied correctly.”
NCACPA became aware of this issue when several members posted concerns on Connect detailing how multiple clients had received erroneous balance due notices from the IRS. In each case, clients had proof that their tax payment was processed as documented by canceled checks and bank statements. In several instances, the taxpayers even have IRS acknowledgment of electronic payment.
On June 24, NCACPA contacted members of the state’s congressional delegation to ask for their help in pressuring the IRS to acknowledge its error and offer specific guidance to taxpayers and tax professionals for resolving the matter.
NCACPA extends its gratitude to the office of U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-08) for encouraging the House Ways and Means Committee to prioritize and elevate our concerns to the IRS. We also thank the office of U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC-06) for her support on this issue, as well as for helping set up NCACPA’s inaugural IRS Problem Solving Day on July 29 with the Greensboro and Charlotte offices of the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
If you have questions about this issue or other policy matters, please contact NCACPA Director of Advocacy Robert Broome, CAE.