Identity Theft PINs are Out…and Misleading

The IRS recently issued Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers (IP PIN) for identity theft victims. The unique six-digit pin number will be used on your 2015 income tax return to verify your identity.

IRS officials recently announced, “Due to an error, taxpayers are receiving their Identity Protection PIN letters with an incorrect year listed”. The IRS has confirmed that these IP PINs are still valid and should be used on all 2015 income tax returns.

Taxpayers will need to provide the CP 01A letter which lists the IP PIN to their tax advisors. If a return is filed with an incorrect or missing IP PIN, the return will be delayed or possibly not accepted until the identity of the taxpayer is confirmed.

Contact an Anders tax advisor if you have further questions regarding your IP PIN.