January 16, 2014
The IRS is making the following changes to their Identity Protection PIN program for the 2014 Filing Season:
If the spouse receives an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN), they must include it on their electronically filed federal return. If it is not included or is entered incorrectly, the return will not be accepted by the IRS.
The taxpayer will continue to also be required to include their IP PIN on their federal return as they have since this IRS program began two years ago.
If the taxpayer and/or spouse lose or misplace their IP PIN they will need to get their original IP PIN via the new online IRS Identity Protection PIN system on the IRS website.
In order to obtain their original IP PIN the taxpayer and/or spouse will need to go through a registration process to validate their identity. This process is to ensure that the IP PIN is being given to the correct taxpayer and to protect the taxpayer's personal and tax information.
For taxpayers who are unable to use the online tool, or do not want to use it, they can obtain a replacement IP PIN by calling the IRS at 1-800-908-4490, extension 245. If a taxpayer receives a replacement IP PIN, the processing of their return and the issuance of their refund will be delayed.
Other things to know about the IRS Identity Protection PIN program are:
For more information see the following: