FYI ... the IRS IP PIN is easy to get if you want one AND you already have an IRS account set up and/or can set one up. Set up account access here : https://www.irs.gov/payments/your-online-account
Getting one without an Identity theft issue is totally voluntary at this time but I can see that in the future it may be required as this would reduce the fradulent return issue immensely.
It is literally just 2 steps:
1) click GET AN IP PIN here : https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/get-an-identity-protection-pin
2) log into your IRS account and an IP PIN is issued on the spot which you can print off and use immediately.
Hi Critter-3, thanks for posting this. I got mine yesterday. As you stated, it does require you to have an IRS account set up or to set one up. Got my IP PIN instantly. I posed the question earlier about the exact place to enter the IP PIN on TurboTax. In the past I thought the prompt for the IP PIN was in the final stage of efile (just before finishing). It appears it is in the Other Tax Situations. Is this the correct place to enter my IP PIN? I need to make sure I enter in the correct place so my return is accepted by the IRS. Thanks for any clarification.
To enter a 6 digit IP PIN
- Click on Federal Taxes (Personal using Home and Business)
- Click on Other Tax Situations
- Scroll down to Other Return Info
- On Identity Protection PIN, click the start button
Or enter ip pin in the Search box located in the upper right of the program screen. Click on Jump to ip pin
To clarify…my question was not about “getting off the IP PIN list”. My inquiry was related to the proper place to enter the pin in Turbo Tax.
I’m very familiar with the IP PIN program. If you “opt in” the IRS website has a link where you can apply for an IP PIN each year. IP PIN’s are only good for one year.
The process is slightly different for victims of identity theft who are automatically assigned a different IP PIN each.
Hope this clears up any confusion related to my question.
Thanks for the reply.