Fraud can happen to anyone.
If your social security number was used fraudulently in the past, the IRS assigns a six-digit PIN to you; the Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN).
In order to receive an IP PIN, you will need to meet the following:
- You received a CP01A notice which will have it located at the bottom of the first column
- The IRS sent you a letter inviting you to opt-in for the IP PIN
- You were a resident of Florida, Georgia or the District of Columbia, Michigan, California, Maryland, Nevada, Delaware, Illinois or Rhode Island last year
Note: Taxpayers who experience identity theft after they receive the CP01A notice will need to file the Identity Theft Affidavit.
The steps on getting an IP PIN
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Are you starting on your 2018 tax return right now?
Your tax return may seem a bit off when you’re filing. The reason for this is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes.
For on the go taxpayers and those who just need a break.
If you have a hectic schedule or just want to relax at home after a long day, filing your taxes online could be the best option for you. No need for standing in long lines for a tax accountant.
All you need to do is follow these few steps:
- Create an account
- Enter your tax information (which is conveniently available by clicking user-friendly tabs for your personal information, income, deductions, and credits)
- Submit your account for a PDF of your return to paper file to the IRS and/or state!
We’ll prepare your tax return as soon as possible. Keep in mind, taxpayers who have a refund for the 2018 tax year are not subject to any penalties at any point they decide to file. Just make sure you file within three years of the due date of your return to claim your refund. In this case, claim your refund by April 15, 2022.
However, taxpayers with a tax due to the IRS should have filed by the 2018 tax year deadline; April 17, 2019 to avoid tax penalties.
Check out the breakdown of the tax changes this year.
The following are no longer available for the 2018 tax year: Continue reading “How to File Your 2018 Taxes & Important Tax Changes”