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Level 1

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

I am trying send my return and when i enter the IP Pin it does not show at the time of verification.
Can I please get assistance. I am trying to file tonight.
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Level 20

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

Are you referring to the 6-digit IP PIN  (Identity Protection PIN) provided by the IRS to certain victims of ID theft?

You wrote:  "when i enter the IP PIN, it does not show at the time of verification."

Does not show "where?"   And what do you mean by "the time of verification?"

Are you filing by mail or efile?    For security reasons, the IP PIN will not print on a printed copy of the return.  If filing by mail, you will need to write the IP PIN in manually in the designated area in the signature section on the mailed paper copy.

If efiling, the IP PIN data gets sent in the electronic file to the IRS.
Level 20

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

And are you entering the IP PIN in the correct location in the interview?   Here's how to navigate to enter the IP PIN into TurboTax:

    Log in and open your return ("Take me to my return.")
    Once the return is open click in the top right corner on SEARCH.
    Enter IP PIN without quotes.
    Choose Jump to IP PIN.
    Next screen asks:  "Did you or any of your dependents get an IP PIN from the IRS for this year's taxes?"

Or here's an alternate navigation:

    Log in and open your return ("Take me to my return.")
    Federal Taxes tab.
    Subtab "Other Tax Situations}
    Scroll down to "Other Return Info."
    Choose "Identity Protection PIN" and Start (or Revisit.)
    Next screen asks:  "Did you or any of your dependents get an IP PIN from the IRS for this year's taxes?"
Level 1

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

hi yes, its e-file and i did follow the process that you shared and still does not show. before you send the e-file return it gives you the option to review and print the return. when i download the pdf to review the pin does not appear. is there a way i can enter it?
Level 20

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

As I mentioned above, that for security reasons, the IP PIN does not print on a copy of the return.  So it will not display in the PDF or a print out.

How are you planning to file?  If you are efiling the return, the IP PIN data will be sent in your electronic transmission.

If you are going to file by mail, however, then you will need to write it on the form in the correct place in the signature section.
Level 1

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

ok, thank you very much.
Level 20

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

You're welcome.  Good luck.
Level 20

IP PIN is not entering on the return upon filing

3/25/2019   UPDATED for 2018 returns:

Starting with 2018 returns, the IP PIN does print on the Form 1040 when filing by mail or when printing for your records.  In previous years it did not.   If you do not see the IP PIN when you print the Form 1040, then you likely have not entered it.

If anyone needs more info, then please start a new timely thread.

NOTE:  The answer below was from 2 years ago and is no longer the case.  It was for tax years prior to 2018.

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OLD OUTDATED ANSWER

For security reasons, the IP PIN does not print on a copy of the return.  So it will not display in the PDF or a print out.

 If you are efiling the return, the IP PIN data will be sent in your electronic transmission.

If you are going to file by mail, however, then you will need to write it on the form in the correct place in the signature section.