Taxpayers can work together with the IRS to guard their tax returns from would-be scammers.
July 29, 2020
By using a special tool, taxpayers can work together with the IRS to guard their tax returns from would-be scammers. An Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) is a six-digit number assigned by the IRS. It helps prevent the misuse of a taxpayer’s Social Security Numbers (SSN) on fraudulent federal income tax returns.
A new IP PIN is issued each year and must be provided on any returns a taxpayer files during the year, whether the return is current or delinquent. This helps the IRS verify that the person filing is the actual taxpayer and prevents someone else from filing a return with the taxpayer’s SSN.
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