Tell Your Clients About Identity Protection PINs
IRS is encouraging tax pros to inform their clients about the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program
in order to help protect them against tax-related identity theft. IP PINs are now available to anyone who can verify their identity. For security reasons, tax pros cannot obtain an IP PIN on behalf of clients.
Tax pros who experience a data theft can assist clients by urging them to quickly obtain an IP PIN. Even if a thief already has filed a fraudulent return, an IP PIN would still offer protections for later years and prevent taxpayers from being repeat victims of tax-related identity theft. Learn more here