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stevemarsha1
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I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

 
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KatrinaB
Intuit Alumni

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

Letter 5071C is a legitimate letter sent from the IRS. Please view the IRS link below for more details.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/taxpayers-receiving-identity-verification-letter-should-use-idverif...

ccmccone
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

I'e tried calling the ITS hotline and I can never get a real person. I'e been waiting over 21 days for them to process my return and it still has not been processed what' the deal.

tayleeannxo
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

@ccmccone Call the IRS:  1-800-829-1040  hours 7 AM - 7 PM local time Monday-Friday

When calling the IRS do NOT choose the first option re: "Refund", or it will send you to an automated phone line.  

So after first choosing your language, then do NOT choose Option 1 (refund info).  Choose option 2 for "personal income tax" instead.

Then press 1 for "form, tax history, or payment".   

Then press 3 "for all other questions."

Then press 2 "for all other questions."

- When it asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, don’t enter anything.  

- After it asks twice, you will get another menu.

Then press 2 for personal or individual tax questions.

It should then transfer you to an agent.

I copied this from another post.  It works! I was on hold for less than two minutes.  Hope this helps!
crystaleast1978
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

Yes! Thank goodness for that post and whoever took the time to make + share all those steps. I found it this morning too and completed my ID Verification. Now to wait 9 VERY long weeks. Although, my rep DID say that it WON'T take nearly that long.  Ugh! I was on hold over an hour before i got through to a live person. It WAS worth the hr hold to finally have peace of mind that my Federal return will EVENTUALLY come.
2gs1steph
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

@crystaleast1978 did you have to have your letter first?
mint-too-it
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

I got the same letter, and was concerned. I was able to find the number referenced on this irs.gov page: https://www.irs.gov/irm/part25/irm_25-025-006r

This is pretty unacceptable that the IRS expects potential victims of identity fraud to call a random number sent to them in the mail, and give their social security number, 1040 information, etc.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

Verifying your identity also proves to the IRS that YOU are not committing identity theft, not just that you might be a victim.

 

I HAVE TO VERIFY MY IDENTITY

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/security/tips-for-handling-identity-verification-requests-from-...

 

 

https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/identity-verification-for-irs-letter-recipients

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DaveWho
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

It works as you indicated until the end, where it now asks an additional question.  No matter how the last question is answered it says we no longer .... and hangs up.  It may be due to high call volume.

4366wilmore
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I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

Re: I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. But, the IRS is not answering the calls. My 30 day notice is about to expire. What do I do

MarilynG1
Expert Alumni

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

@4366wilmore You can verify your identity for the IRS online at the Identity Verification Service.

 

Click this link for more info on Tips for IRS Identity Verification

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glavis
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I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

I received a letter form IRS for fraud and I need to submit a Taxpayer identification number.  I Have this number and need to apply it to my return.

glavis
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

I received a letter form IRS for fraud and I need to submit a Taxpayer identification number.  I Have this number and need to apply it to my return.

Valerysla
New Member

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

The site doesn't allow me to register. It says that something doesn't match. I tried a lot of times but it doesn't work. My husband is also not able to do it. I tried to call but they never answer. What should I do? Maybe I can come somewhere? 

 

KathrynG3
Expert Alumni

I got a letter from IRS with phone number to call to confirm my identity. Is this a legitimate request? The number to call is [removed]

For including the IP PIN in your tax return, see: How do I add or remove my 6-digit IP PIN?

 

@glavis

 

Please see the posts above for how to confirm your identity. If you did not receive a letter, it may not have been from the IRS. Only respond to the IRS. To verify your identity, go to: Identity Verification for IRS Letter Recipients | Internal Revenue Service.

 

Otherwise, see: What to do if you suspect tax-related identity theft.

 

@Valerysla

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