Identity Protection PINs



IRS acknowledges an error in letters sent with Identity Protection PINs


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has just announced that taxpayers will be receiving Identity Protection Personal Identity Number (IP PIN) letters with a mistake. The IP PIN helps the IRS verify a taxpayer’s identity and accept their electronic or paper tax return. When you have an IP PIN, it prevents someone else from filing a tax return with your SSN.

The notice on the CP01A incorrectly indicates the IP PIN issued is to be used for filing the 2014 tax return when the number is supposed to be used for the 2015 tax return.

Thankfully this issue shouldn’t affect anything else involving the IP PIN Process.


More information about the CP01A:

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