Letter 5071C is a legitimate letter sent from the IRS. Please view the IRS link below for more details.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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?
For including the IP PIN in your tax return, see: How do I add or remove my 6-digit IP PIN?
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.