@ Kitty_B wrote:
Received a turbo tax code text message.... Problem is I didn't sign onto turbotax, nor was I on line at the time. Any suggestions on what to check?
Was it a 6-digit code? It could be for a log-in for verification, or it could be an efile verification code, etc.
We won't know in this user forum if someone tried to access your account or not. It might be as simple as someone entering their phone number wrong in their account settings. But there are some things you can check and do.
You can check activity in your account this way, and it will show you recent log-ins:
- Log into your Online TurboTax account.
- In the left menu column click on Intuit Account near the bottom
- At the account settings page click on Sign In & Security.
- Scroll down to Account Activity.
- Review sign-in activity there.
While you are there in your Account Settings, it's a good idea to change your password--just in case.
This is a user community forum, and I don't work for TurboTax. If you have more concerns about this issue, you can discuss it with the folks at TurboTax Support to see if they have any additional suggestions.
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My ex-wife accusing me of breaking into her turbo tax account that we both filed jointly last yeat for l buy this year I filed separate. Well, I didn't because I opened my new account under my name
Both you and your ex may want to look into getting an IP PIN, a 6 digit pin that the IRS issues to a taxpayer who has demonstrated a reasonable concern of tax identity theft.
The 6 digit pin is mailed to you in December. Since it does not appear on any credit reports and is sent to you through the legally secure Post Office, it would be very difficult for anyone to know your IP PIN...and if you each get your own, then you can be assured that you two aren't interfering with each other.
When you e-file your return, you have to supply the 6 digit pin, or your return is rejected.
I wouldn't be surprised if IP PINs became the standard for everyone eventually, not just for victims of tax identify theft.
Please look at this IRS webpage for how to get an IP PIN and suggest to your ex that she do the same thing to get her own.
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