IRS Notice CP01A – The IRS Assigned You an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN)

You have been assigned an identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN) to use when filing your tax return for the tax year shown on the notice.

Type of notice: Account information or change

Likely next step: Address tax identity theft

Also see: IRS return and account problems

Why you received IRS Notice CP01A

  1. You notified the IRS of your identity theft and an ID theft indicator was placed on your account.
  2. The IRS sent the CP01A to provide you with an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) for you to record on your next tax return. Using the IP PIN will prevent a tax return, filed by another individual using your Social Security Number, from being processed by the IRS. This number is only valid for one tax year.

Notice deadline: N/A

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