top of page

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

25 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

IRS is Forgiving Late Filing Penalties

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced blanket forgiveness of late filing penalties for 2019 and 2020 tax returns. Tax filings for these years were disrupted by COVID and dysfunction at the

Bad Accounting Practices to Avoid

Keeping your company books and financial records in order is a time consuming process that is a challenge for all business owners. Here are common accounting problems we often see when we take on new


bottom of page