Taxpayers eligible for identity protection PIN from IRS
Last updated 2/5/2020 at 12:06pm
The Internal Revenue Service this week announced it was expanding its voluntary Identity Protection PIN program to taxpayers in 20 locations, a step toward making the program nationwide.
The IP PIN is a six-digit number that adds a layer of protection to the taxpayers’ Social Security numbers and helps protect against tax-related identity theft. It helps prevent a taxpayer’s SSN from being used on a fraudulent tax return.
Washington taxpayers will be eligible for this voluntary program if they filed a federal tax return last year.
Taxpayers enter their IP PINs onto their federal tax ret...