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I have an IRS Pin and am trying to file extension. I keep getting rejected and can’t find where to enter PIN.

 
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I have an IRS Pin and am trying to file extension. I keep getting rejected and can’t find where to enter PIN.

What do you mean by "IRS PIN".  Do you mean a 6-digit IP PIN (Identity Protection PIN)?  I can tell you where the IP PIN is entered in the Online TurboTax interview for a return.  I don't know if it translates to an extension or not, or whether it has to be entered somewhere else for an extension.

I have an IRS Pin and am trying to file extension. I keep getting rejected and can’t find where to enter PIN.

EDITED 4/15/19 3:15 PM Pacific
IF YOU HAVE A 6-DIGIT IP PIN, IT IS NOT NEEDED TO FILE FOR AN EXTENSION.

Please disregard the comments below and skip to the Answer section below for more info.  But again, an IP PIN is NOT needed for this purpose.

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I don't know if this will solve your extension problem or not, since I have no way to look at an extension interview.  But here's how one would enter an IP PIN in Online TurboTax when preparing a return.  Again, I have no way of knowing if it will translate to an extension you are preparing.

Here's the regular navigation method:

    Log in and open your return ("Take me to my return.")
    In the left menu column, click Federal.
    Then at the top "Other Tax Situations"
    On next screen croll down to "Other Return Info."
    Choose "Identity Protection PIN" and Start (or Revisit.)
    
Here's an alternate route:

    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 then click the magnifying glass--do not use the dropdown menu, or it might not display the "Jump.".
    Choose Jump to IP PIN.

I have an IRS Pin and am trying to file extension. I keep getting rejected and can’t find where to enter PIN.

Otherwise, maybe someone else will comment in this thread with something more definitive about how the IP PIN is entered for the extension.

You also appear to be  using Live Premier.  Here's more info on using the Live feature of your product to get assistance:

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I have an IRS Pin and am trying to file extension. I keep getting rejected and can’t find where to enter PIN.

@kirk.goehring
I asked TurboTax about this, and was told that an IP PIN is not needed for an extension, so I'm not sure what you are referring to with your rejection and an "IRS PIN."

See this IRS article where it says the IP PIN is not needed for extension.
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/individuals/understanding-your-cp01a-notice">https://www.irs.gov/individuals/und...>

I have an IRS Pin and am trying to file extension. I keep getting rejected and can’t find where to enter PIN.

I inquired and received word back from TurboTax that an IP PIN (Identity Protection PIN) is not needed when filing an extension request.

I'm not sure if that's the type of PIN you were asking about, since you only said "IRS PIN" and didn't respond to my first comment asking for clarification.  But in any case an IP PIN is not needed for this purpose.

Please refer to the following IRS article where it says you do not need the IP PIN to request an extension.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/understanding-your-cp01a-notice


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