IRS Letter 4883C – Potential Identity Theft During Original Processing

The IRS is requesting additional information to validate your identity before they will continue to process your tax return.

Type of Notice: Account information or change

Likely next step: Address possible tax identity theft

Also see: Return/account problems

Why you received IRS Letter 4883C

  1. The IRS fraud detection system flagged your tax return as a potential identity theft case.
  2. The IRS sends this notice to request that you provide documentation to prove your identity. Before your return can complete processing, you must prove that you are the legitimate owner of the Social Security Number used on the return.

Notice deadline: 30 days

If you miss the deadline: The IRS will not process your tax return until you respond.

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