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The IRS sends a CP32A Notice when your refund check expires without being cashed. It might have gotten lost in the mail, or you may have moved and forgotten to forward your mail.
Does a CP32A Notice Change My Tax Bill?
A CP32A does not mean that you owe more or less taxes. You simply didn’t cash the check the IRS sent.
Of course, if you weren’t expecting a refund, you should go to irs.gov and review your account. In addition, if you aren’t sure if a notice is real, call the number on the IRS website not on the notice.
Why Do I Need to Call the IRS?
You need to call the IRS to verify your identity and your current address. They’ll also remind you not to cash the original check if you find it.
What if I Requested Direct Deposit?
It’s possible that you didn’t fill out the form correctly or the IRS couldn’t verify your bank account. If you never received your direct deposit and were expecting a refund, the IRS may have decided to send a check instead. At this point, you’ll need to call the IRS for a replacement check to get your refund.