IRS Letter 3016 – Innocent Spouse Relief Preliminary Determination
The IRS made a decision about your Innocent Spouse Relief claim.
Type of Notice: Unpaid balance
Likely next step: Address an IRS bill for unpaid taxes
Also see: IRS penalties
Why you received IRS Letter 3016
- You filed a tax return with a filing status of married filing jointly.
- The IRS attempted to collect taxes due on that return from you.
- You filed for Innocent Spouse Relief.
- The IRS sent Letter 3016 to notify you of the decision the IRS has made regarding your request for relief. You have the right to appeal this decision.
Notice deadline: 30 days
If you miss the deadline: You lose your right to file an appeal with the IRS Office of Appeals.
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