Eligible individuals are encouraged to enroll in the IRS’s Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program. Designed to prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns with stolen SSN info, the IP PIN program verifies the taxpayer’s identity before accepting electronic or paper tax returns for processing.
IP PINs are automatically issued to confirmed identity theft victims, but other taxpayers may “opt in” to the IP PIN program, if eligible. As of the 2020 filing season, a taxpayer may opt into the IP PIN program if he or she files a federal return and resides in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
Washington, D.C., Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington. The IRS intends to increase availability of the IP PIN program in future filing seasons.
Any questions with your IP Pin, please call Don Fitch Accountancy at (760)567-3110 or Email us at Don.Fitch@CPA.com.
DON FITCH, CPA
74478 Highway 111 #3
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Toll Free: (877)CPA-Help or (877)272-4357
(Updated 02/25/2021 05:54)