What's an IP PIN?
An IP PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers that helps prevent the misuse of their Social Security number on fraudulent federal income tax returns.
To access the IP PIN online account provided by the IRS navigate to the address below:
You currently can't opt-out once you get an IP PIN. You must use your IP PIN to confirm your identity on all federal tax returns you file this year and in future years.
Getting Your IP PIN
To get your IP PIN, you must be eligible as determined in Step 1 below. You'll receive your IP PIN online once the IRS verifies your identity. The IRS will send you a new IP PIN each December by postal mail.
Step 1 - Determine your eligibility
You must get an IP PIN to file your current or prior year tax returns if:
- You lost the CP01A Notice we sent you with your new IP PIN, or
- You didn't receive your new IP PIN and you had one before, or
- The IRS rejected your e-file return because your IP PIN was missing or incorrect
You may choose to get an IP PIN only if:
- You received an IRS letter inviting you to 'opt-in' to get an IP PIN, or
- You filed your federal tax return last year with an address in Florida, Georgia or the District of Columbia
Step 2 - What you need...
To register and use this service, you need:
- Your Social Security number, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from your latest tax return,
- Access to your email account,
- Your credit card number or account number from a car loan, mortgage home equity loan or home equity line of credit, and
- A mobile phone with your name on the account
Step 3 - Get your IP PIN
To get an IP PIN, you must:
- Pass the IRS identity verification secure access process, and
- Create a user profile
If you previously registered for an IP PIN, you should log in with the same username/password. You may be required to verify your identity again.