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IRS Says Notice on 2019 Returns Unnecessary

The Internal Revenue Service this month issued notices to about 260,000 taxpayers that they have not filed 2019 federal tax returns. However, the IRS notes because it has not completed processing all 2019 returns, the CP59 notices should not have been sent.

The agency says the because of pandemic-related shutdowns, some of the recipients may have filed returns that are still being processed. Those who have filed for 2019 can disregard the notices and do not need to take further action.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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