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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...



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