Get an Identity Protection PIN

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 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

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