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ASK THE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT TAX AND PAYROLL TAX ATTORNEY – MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR IRS IP PIN
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ASK THE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT TAX AND PAYROLL TAX ATTORNEY – MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR IRS IP PIN

By Robert S. Schriebman 2020

Introduction

On January 13, 2021 the IRS issued a press release informing the public that the Identity Protection Opt-In Program (IP PIN) is now available for most taxpayers. Any taxpayer who has been a previous victim of IRS identity theft has been automatically enrolled in this program. There is nothing more for them to do (IR-2021-9).

If you want to participate in this program, you should go to IRS.gov/IPPIN and use the Get an IP PIN tool. The program will require eligible taxpayers to verify their identities using a secure access program. Once enrolled you will receive your IP PIN immediately.

Here are a few key things to know about the IP Pin Opt-In program:

  • This is a voluntary program.
  • You must pass a rigorous identity verification process.
  • Spouses and dependents are eligible for an IP PIN if they can verify their identities.
  • An IP PIN is valid for a calendar year.
  • You must obtain a new IP PIN each filing season.
  • The online IP PIN tool is offline between November and mid-January each year.
  • Correct IP PINs must be entered on electronic and paper tax returns to avoid rejections and delays.
  • Never share your IP PIN with anyone but your trusted tax provider. The IRS will never all, text or email requesting your IP PIN. Beware of scams to steal your IP PIN.
  • There currently is no opt-out options but the IRS is working on one for 2022.

Conclusion

The IRS urges both tax professionals and employers to share this valuable information. You can also obtain a copy of Publication 5367 for more information.

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Robert Schriebman has a successful practice in the Rolling Hills Estates area of Los Angeles County serving clients throughout California and the United States. He has successfully dedicated more than 50 years to helping individual taxpayers, business owners, CPAs, Enrolled Agents, and tax attorneys navigate the complicated tax systems of the federal and state governments. Mr. Schriebman is in private practice. He is not affiliated in any way with the EDD and he is not employed by the EDD or any other agency of the State of California.

Robert Schriebman has written the only 2 books ever published dealing with how California Employment Development Department (EDD) operates. See “California Tax Collection Practice and Procedures” and “California Taxation Practice and Procedure,” both published by Commerce Clearing House.

Robert Schriebman has written over 20 books including the major manual used nationally by practitioners and the IRS, “IRS Tax Collection Procedures – A Manual for Practitioners” published by Commerce Clearing House.

Robert Schriebman has written over 20 books including the major manual used nationally by practitioners and the IRS, “IRS Tax Collection Procedures – A Manual for Practitioners” published by Commerce Clearing House in addition to the only 2 books ever published dealing with how California Employment Development Department (EDD) operates. See “California Tax Collection Practice and Procedures” and “California Taxation Practice and Procedure,” both published by Commerce Clearing House.

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