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IRS Security Updates (Coming Soon)

Identity theft is on the rise. That's why- starting January 2023, the IRS is rolling out their Identity Protection Pin Program. Here are the details:

What is the Identity Protection (IP) Pin Program?

IP Pin program is a new program (coming soon) where you set up a unique 6 digit pin which is used to verify your identity when you file your taxes. These extra measures are set up to protect you from thieves.

What do I need to know?

  • You must have either a social security number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

  • The process is rigorous because they have to make sure of your identity to set up the pin

  • The pin lasts 1 year (needs to be renewed annually)

  • This is a voluntary program

  • Once set up the 6 digit pin must be included on your tax return- whether filed electronically or on paper

  • Never give out your 6 digit pin (the only exception is when you are working with a tax professional to file your return. Even then, only fill it in when you are ready to sign).

What do I need to do?

When the program rolls out (Jan 2023)- the easiest way to get a pin is through this page on the IRS website: GET AN IP PIN


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