September 20, 2021For several years now, there have been numerous demands brought to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) relating to frauds on tax refunds resulting from identity theft. This is why in 2021 the IRS launched the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to help protect users' identities against the instances of theft that have been recorded throughout the tax filing process.
What Is an IP PIN?The IP PIN is a six-digit personal identification number created to safeguard the owner's identity. It impedes other individuals from using the owner's name to file their tax returns through the owner's Social Security number. No one should know a person's IP PIN beyond the owner, a trusted tax preparer, and the IRS itself. This identification number verifies a person's identity the moment they file their tax returns, whether physically or digitally.
How to Get an IP PIN?You can get an IP PIN by entering your registration account into the IRS's Get an IP PIN online tool. If you don't have an account on the IRS system, you need to create one to get your identity validated. Afterward, you will get an email with the Notice CP01A displaying the IP PIN that has been assigned to you.
How to Use an IP PIN?The IP PIN represents important data that must be provided during your tax returns to get access to the tool/software. Make sure that you're entering the correct six-digit code to prevent delays in the taxes you file on paper or to avoid rejection from the system if you make a mistake while filing electronically.
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