IR-2022-87, April 15, 2022
WASHINGTON — Beginning in mid-April 2022, the Internal Revenue Service will send CP2100 and CP2100A notices to financial institutions, businesses or payers who filed certain types of information returns that don't match IRS records.
These information returns include:
CP2100 and CP2100A notices are sent twice a year; an initial mailing in September and October and a second mailing in April of the following year. The notices inform payers that the information return is missing a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), has an incorrect name or a combination of both.
Each notice has a list of payees, or the persons receiving certain types of income payments, with identified TIN issues. Payers need to compare the accounts listed on the notice with their account records and correct or update their records, if necessary. This can also include correcting backup withholding on payments made to payees.
The notices also inform payers that they are responsible for backup withholding. Payments reported on the information returns listed above are subject to backup withholding if:
Payers remain liable for the amount they failed to backup withhold, and penalties may apply. Publication 1281, Backup Withholding on Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs, has more information to help payers comply with backup withholding.