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Identity Protection PIN

| January 24, 2020

This past week, taxpayers began receiving letters containing 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 numbers.   If you've already had a PIN assigned for a previous return and you've lost your CP01A letter, you can go to the IRS to get an IP PIN at: or Retrieve Your IP PIN at: 

Before the IRS will release this information you will need to validate your identity.  If unable to validate online you should call the identity theft line at: 800-908-4490 to have the information mailed.

What is new for 2020- is the expanded number of taxpayers who are not identity theft victims but who are eligible to opt into the IP PIN program.  These taxpayers can opt-in my using the Get an IP PIN tool on the site.  On the site you can find out if your state is eligible for filing season 2020.

* Cathie Brechtel is not registered with Woodbury Financial Services, Inc.