I received a CP14 notice. Where do I send my payment? The address I see is Internal Revenue Service, Austin TX 73301-010. Is this correct?

  • Isn't there a pre-addressed bill and envelope? – RonJohn Jun 13 '19 at 17:00
  • If you have a bank account (with the money in it) you can pay electronically using Direct Pay on the website, which has zero transaction cost (to you) and can't get delayed, lost, or misread. (You can also pay from a debit or credit card, but that does have direct costs, and using CC for any cash txn unless you pay it off immediately is a bad move, as discussed in numerous other Qs.) – dave_thompson_085 Jun 14 '19 at 12:35
  • @dave_thompson_085 I was going to make that an answer, but irs.gov/payments/available-payment-types-for-irs-direct-pay doesn't list CP14. – RonJohn Jun 14 '19 at 19:50
  • @RonJohn: as long as you specify the correct tax type and period (what IRS calls a 'module') I'm almost certain it will work -- although I haven't tried it because I haven't run any delinquent balances in the past few years, and anyway I use EFTPS instead because I had already set that up about 15 years ago. – dave_thompson_085 Jun 16 '19 at 14:53

Most IRS collection centers are not an actual bricks-and-mortar IRS office but rather a P.O. Box without a P.O. Box number shown explicitly. The P.O.Box number is essentially "hidden" in the last 4 (sometimes 5) digits of the nine-digit zipcode. So, to explicitly answer your question "Is this correct?", the answer is is _No since you have shown only 8 of the 9 digits of the Austin TX zipcode. But if you write the zipcode correctly on the envelope in which you mail your check, you should be OK.

See this question and more especially the comments following the answers to the question for a discussion of this point.

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