If you received one of these IRS letters you may disregard it…
IRS Mistakenly Tells Thousands of Americans They Won’t Receive Their Stimulus Checks
The letters were a glitch and should be disregarded by recipients
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The IRS mistakenly told tens of thousands of Americans that the agency was offsetting their stimulus payments because of unpaid federal debt from 14 years ago.
In January, the IRS inadvertently sent letters, coded “CP21C,” to more than 109,000 people informing them that the promised coronavirus relief payment had been applied as a credit to their 2007 taxes, according to the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
“We applied a credit to your 2007 tax account due to new legislation. We used all or part of your economic stimulus payment to pay your federal tax as the law allows,” the letter reads. “As a result, you don’t owe us any money, nor are you due a refund.”
But the letters were a glitch, the IRS said in an updated post on its stimulus payments FAQ page.