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If you believe you may be at risk for tax related identity theft, fill out IRS Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit and either fax or mail it to the IRS so they can mark your account to identify any questionable activity (the fax number and mailing address are provided below the signature section on the second page of the form). If you'd like to complete IRS Form 14039Identity Theft Affidavit electronically, you may do so by visiting the FTC's and starting an identity theft recovery plan. 

Form 14039 is available in the TaxAct® program; however, is separate from your return and so will not print with your return nor be electronically filed with the return. 

To enter information for Form 14039 within the TaxAct program:

  1. From within your TaxAct Online return, click Tools to expand the category, then click Forms Assistant
  2. Expand the Federal Forms folder and then expand the Forms and Schedules folder
  3. Scroll down and click on Form 14039 - Identity Theft Affidavit
  4. Click Add to create a new copy of the form, click Form to review a form already created or click Print to print the form already created
  5. Fill out the information directly on the form, and click Close Form in the top right corner when you are done and the information will be saved
To Print Form 14039 follow the instructions below:
  1. Click the My Return button in the top right corner
  2. Click Print Center, then click Custom
  3. Scroll down in the top section (the top section lists individual forms and schedules) and click on the checkbox(es) to the left of the item(s) "Federal Form 14039"
  4. Click Print and then click the PDF link. The item will appear in a PDF read-only format. At that time you can click the printer icon on the screen to actually print, or close the window without printing
  1. Start your TaxAct Desktop program
  2. Click on the Forms button in the top toolbar
  3. Expand the Federal folder and then expand the Forms and Schedules folder
  4. Scroll down and click '+' next to Form 14039 - Identity Theft Affidavit and then double-click the form you wish to review. If a form is not already listed for you to review, double-click Add Copy to complete a new form
  5. Fill out the information directly on the form
  6. In the blue toolbar at the top of the form click the pink printer icon to print the form

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