This past week taxpayers began receiving letters that contain their IP PIN for use when filing their 2019 tax returns. An IP PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers that helps prevent the misuse of their Social Security number on fraudulent federal income tax returns.
If you lost your CP01A letter (the notice containing your IP PIN) and need an IP PIN, you can go to Get an IP PIN or Retrieve Your IP PIN. Users must validate their identities. If unable to validate, you should call the identity theft line at 800-908-4490 to have the information mailed. If you moved after Jan. 1, 2020, you will need to file a paper return without an IP PIN.
Adapted from TAXPRO Weekly