Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Taxpayers who can verify their identities online may opt into the IRS IP PIN program – a major expansion of the program from previous years. This is another tool taxpayers can use to protect themselves – and their tax refund. Here's what taxpayers need to know:
The Identity Protection PIN or IP PIN is a six-digit code known only to the individual and the IRS. It provides another layer of protection for taxpayers' Social Security numbers on tax returns.
Use the Get an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) tool at IRS.gov/ippin to immediately get an IP PIN.
Never share the IP PIN with anyone but a trusted tax provider.
The IRS Identity Protection PIN site is temporarily out of service for maintenance. Look for it to return early in 2022.
Mark Gleason CPA