IRS release CP59 failure to file notices to individuals who filed, but have not been processed yet for 2019

Are you still waiting for your 2019 tax return to be processed by the IRS? Per the IRS, 260,000 were issued CP59 notices, aka Failure to File notices for 2019. These individuals could be still pending processing by the IRS. See IRS statement below:

Earlier this month, the IRS issued notices to approximately 260,000 taxpayers stating they haven’t filed their 2019 federal tax return. These notices, referred to as CP59 notices, are issued yearly to identified taxpayers who have failed to file a tax return that was due the prior calendar year (Tax Year 2019). Due to pandemic related shutdowns, the IRS has not completed processing all 2019 returns at this time. Therefore, the CP59 notices should not have been sent because some portion of the recipients may actually have filed a return that is still being processed. People who filed their 2019 return but nevertheless received the CP59 notice, can disregard the letter and do not need to take any action. There is no need to call or respond to the CP59 notice because the IRS continues to process 2019 tax returns as quickly as possible. The IRS regrets any confusion caused by this mailing.

The IRS encourages those who have yet to file their 2019 return to promptly do so.

What is the CP59 notice exactly?

IRS release CP59 failure to file notices to individuals who filed, but have not been processed yet for 2019

What the IRS CP59 notice is about
The IRS sent you this notice because we have no record that you filed your prior personal tax return or returns.

What you need to do about the CP59 notice:
File your personal tax return immediately or explain to us why you don’t need to file.

Complete Form 15103, Form 1040 Return Delinquency PDF, included with your notice to explain:

Why you’re filing late.

Why you don’t have to file.

That you’ve already filed.

Detach notice stub, mail it with your tax return and completed Form 15103 using the envelope provided.

Need help with 2020 Tax Return? Check out our 2021 IRS Where’s My Refund page.

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