Recent Tax Updates

IRS Document Upload Tool Now Available for Certain Notices

IRS Document Upload Tool

IRS Document Upload Tool

The IRS announced on February 16, 2023 that they will now give taxpayers who receive certain notices requesting them to send documentation the option of uploading the documents via their secure IRS document upload tool instead of mailing them in.

The IRS will make this option available on nine notices that are related to the Earned Income Tax Credit, Premium Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, members of military claiming combat zone benefits and information related to income reported on the return.

Taxpayers receiving these notices can opt to respond securely with the IRS online, regardless of whether they have an IRS Online Account.

What Notices Qualify for Uploading Documents to the IRS?

The following notices will include language that gives the taxpayer the option to “Send us your documents using the Documentation Upload Tool withing 30 days from the date on the notice” along with a link and a unique access code:

  • CP04 – related to combat zone status
  • CP05A – income information related to a refund
  • CP06 and CP06A – related to IRS auding the return for the Premium Tax Credit
  • CP08 – informing the taxpayer that they may be eligible for the Child Tax Credit
  • CP09 – informing the taxpayer that they may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • CP75 – related to IRS auditing the return for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • CP75a – related to IRS auding the return for Earned Income Tax Credit and asking for information to verify dependents and filing status claimed
  • CP75d – related to IRS auditing the return for Earned Income Tax Credit and asking for documentation to verify income and withholding reported on the return.

Benefits of the IRS Document Upload Tool

This new option will reduce the correspondence burden, decrease the amount of time it will take to resolve the issue, and gives the taxpayer confirmation that the IRS received their documents.

Document Management

In the future, the IRS plans to expand this capability to dozens of other notices.

For more details, see the following on the IRS website:

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Mark Castro, CPA

Mark Castro, CPA

Mark has been with CrossLink Professional Tax Solutions (CPTS) since 2008, but has been in the tax industry since 1990. As the government/tax industry liaison for CPTS, Mark has been very active in working with the IRS, States, and other tax industry members to help improve communications, promote standardization, and simplification of eFile systems. Mark has also been active with industry associations as a board member of the National Association of Computerized Processors (NACTP) and the Council of Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA) for many years. These two associations work with the IRS and States to help solve key eFile and electronic tax system issues and work to improve the operations of the State and IRS eFile systems.

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