If you were a victim of identity theft, you may receive IRS Notice CP01A containing a single-use 6-digit Identity Protection (IP) PIN. If you have misplaced the IRS letter containing your IP PIN, retrieve it from the IRS website.
You can enter the Identity Protection PIN in the TaxAct® program using the following steps:
Each spouse on a married filing joint return will have his or her own IP PIN. If only one spouse received an IP PIN, that PIN would need to be entered in the field for that spouse. If your dependent has an IP PIN, you must enter it on your Forms 1040 and 2441, and Schedule EIC.
The IP PIN will appear on the printed copy of your return. The PIN is automatically transmitted to the IRS with an e-filed return.
Fill out IRS Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit and either fax or mail it to the IRS so your account can be monitored for any questionable activity. To complete IRS Form 14039 electronically, visit FTC's IdentityTheft.gov.
To access the form in the Online program:
To access the form in the Desktop program:
Read IRS Fact Sheet Identify Theft Information for Taxpayers and Victims. That publication will explain what to do if you think you're a victim of identity theft.