What is my assigned IRS PIN?


    To e-file your federal tax return, the IRS needs to verify your identity – and your spouse's, if the two of you are filing a joint return.

    In TurboTax, you can do this with the 5-digit Electronic Filing PIN that the IRS has assigned to you.

    If you successfully e-filed your 2011 TurboTax return and transferred your data over, your verification info is already in your 2012 return.

    If you need to find or get your pin check out this link on TurboTax.com support site.


    Get Your Electronic Filing PIN from the IRS
    Get your PIN in 60 seconds or less

    It's quick and it's easy – click here and go to this IRS website or call their automated number 1-866-704-7388.

    First the IRS will ask for information from last year's 2011 return so they can verify your identity. Once verified, you'll receive your 5-digit PIN so you can e-file your 2012 return.

    Your assigned PIN, which cannot be changed, is valid only until e-filing shuts down in mid-October, so don't worry about writing it down for next year.

    And finally – don't forget to also get a PIN for your spouse if you're filing a joint return!

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