CrossLink Tax Resource Center

Tax Resource Center
  • CALL US
  • SUBSCRIBE TO CROSSLINK NEWS
  • FOLLOW US
  • CALL US

  • SUBSCRIBE TO CROSSLINK NEWS

  • FOLLOW US

IRS Identity Verification Letters

March 1, 2017


IRS Identity Verification Letters
As part of their fight against tax identity theft the IRS will send an individual a letter (Letter 4883C) when they believe a return that was filed in the individual’s name may not have been filed by that individual. The Letter 4883C asks the individual to call a toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number to verify their identity.

In order to expedite the identity verification process the individual should have the following available when they call:

  • Copy of Letter 4883C
  • Copy of 2015 tax return
  • Copy of 2016 federal return, as well as any supporting documents such as W-2’s, 1099’s, Schedule C, etc.

Once an individual has verified themselves and confirmed that they submitted the return, it will take approximately 9 weeks to complete the processing of the return.

If the individual did file the return it is important that they call the IRS and verify themselves so that the IRS can complete the processing of their 2016 federal return and release any refund associated with it. If they do not call, the IRS will consider the return invalid and that they have not filed a 2016 return.

See Understanding Your 4883C Letter page on the IRS website for more information.

Recent Tax Updates

2019 Federal Tax Changes
April 24, 2019

When a Rental Activity Can Be Included as Qualified Business Income
March 19, 2019

Safe Harbor Rule for Autos that Claim Bonus Depreciation
February 27, 2019

2018 Federal Return and Taxpayer Expectations
January 30, 2019

Reminder of 2018 Itemized Deduction Changes
January 16, 2019

Qualified Business Income Deduction (20% Deduction for Certain Pass-Through Income)
January 9, 2019

Additional Updates
© 2019 CrossLink Professional Tax Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions, features, support, pricing, and service options subject to change without notice.