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IRS Identity Protection Personal Identification Number

IRS Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN):

The IRS IP PIN is a 6-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent the misuse of their Social Security Number on fraudulent federal income tax returns.

The IRS mails a new IP PIN each year by postal mail to taxpayers assigned an IN PIN.

Taxpayers must use their IN PIN to confirm their identity on any return filed with the IRS each year.

If taxpayers do not include their IP PIN, their e-filed return will be rejected and a paper return will take longer to process.

If a spouse also has an IP PIN, this must be used as well.

Eligible taxpayers include:

1-Taxpayers who recieve a CP01A Notice from the IRS containing their IP PIN

2-Taxpayers who filed a tax reutn as a resident of Florida, Georgia, or the Distirct of Columbia, or

3-Taxpayers who received an IRS letter inviting them to "opt-in" to get an IP PIN.

The IRS generally assigns an IP PIN to taxpayers who are a victim of tax identity theft.

Taxpayers can also contact the IRS to request an IP PIN if they were not a victim of tax identity theft and are eligible to receive one anyway---800-908-4490.

The IP PIN is not a substitute for using a Social Security Number. Both must be used on the tax return.

An IP PIN is not used on an amended tax return Form 1040X.

You must use your current IP PIN on any delinquent Form 1040 returns filed during the current calendar year.

It is a good idea to check with the IRS to see if you qualify for an IP PIN (whether or not you're been an victim of tax identity theft) (and especially if you've been a victim of identity theft in general), and if you do, obtain one as an additional safeguard against tax identity theft.

NOTE: Be sure to save and use your IP PIN each year when it arrives in the mail. Many taxpayers forget they have one or throw their IRS Notice away. And, do NOT share this number with any one. Save your IRS Notice each year with your tax records.

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