Identity Theft PINs Are For 2015 Not 2014

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Tax Updates

Identity-Theft (1)If you are one of the unfortunate victims of IRS identity theft you will need a one time PIN to file your tax return. This numeric identifier is sent to you via mail by the IRS.

What has happened?  IRS PIN notice ( letter: CP01A) is being mailed to identity theft victims right now. The tax year on many notices is incorrectly stated as 2014, when the PIN is to be used for your 2015 tax return. This mistake is causing confusion among taxpayers.

What to do:

  • Do not throw out the notice! This PIN is for your 2015 tax return. Without it you cannot file your 2015 tax return.
  • File your tax return. Remember identity theft victims who are provided this PIN must submit their tax return with this PIN entered in the correct field. You may not efile your tax return without it.

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