Where do I enter my 6-Digit Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN)?
If you provided documentation to the IRS within the past 3 years that you were a victim of identity theft, the IRS will send you letter LTR4869CS sometime in November of 2012. Click to see an example.
Around mid-December, you'll get a second IRS letter – CP01F – which includes your unique 6-digit Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN). Safeguard your IP PIN and only use it to file your 2012 return.
Tip: Don't confuse the 6-digit IP PIN with the similar-sounding but unrelated 5-digit Electronic Filing PIN which is used to verify your identity for e-filing.
To enter your 6-digit IP PIN:
- Sign in to TurboTax Online or open your return in the software version.
- Click the Federal Taxes tab (or Personal in the Home & Business version) and then choose Other Tax Situations.
- In the Other Return Info section, click the Start or Update button to the right of Identity Protection PIN.
- On the next screen, select Yes and follow the on-screen instructions.
See also Protect Yourself from Identity Theft at IRS.gov.