IRS Notice CP12 begins with, "Changes to your [year] Form 1040 - Adjusted refund: [$amount]".
These Notices CP12 (A-R) indicate that the IRS has information in their file which leads them to believe that there is a calculation error on your return. However, the error could be faulty information rather than a miscalculation. Of course, you should compare your tax return with the item the IRS adjusted to see if a math error is readily apparent.
Types of Notice CP12
- Notice CP12A is usually used for changes to your Earned Income Credit.
- Notice CP12E or CP12F is for changes to Employee Business Expenses.
- Notice CP12M is for changes to the Making Work Pay credit or Government Retiree Credit.
- Notice CP12R is for changes to the Recovery Rebate Credit. (See examples below)
- Notice CP12T is for general changes. (See examples below)
Is the problem:
- a document mismatch,
- a mischaracterization,
- a lack of offsetting information or
- simply a calculation error on the form?
Respond to Notice CP12
First, determine if there is a calculation error on the form. If not, discover if you have any evidence the IRS should see that offsets their proposal. In that case, please use the TaxHelpLaw.com website to prepare your case.
If there are document mismatches, TaxHelpReturns can quickly bring the accounts in order.
Of course, if something appears unusual or unclear, follow the Prep Steps & contact Mr. Hopkins. We can discover your file and determine if the IRS is right or wrong. Hurry, because you only have 60 days to respond!