An Identity Protection PIN is a 6-digit number that the IRS assigns to taxpayers each year to help verify his/her identity and protect against identity theft.

If you?ve been a victim of identity theft and have notified the IRS of your ID Theft, you must include this IP PIN to your tax return in order to electronically file.

The IRS will be sending a CP01A Notice to those that are issued an IP PIN in late December or early January.? We suggest that you send us a copy of your CP01A Notice to your secure client portal when you receive it so that we can timely file your 2016 income tax return.