Someone used my child’s identity to file a tax return how can I get a IP PIN for my child?
Anyone including children is eligible for an IP PIN if:
- You’re a victim of identity theft and IRS resolved your case. As a result, IRS sent you a CP01A Notice containing your IP PIN, or
- You filed your federal tax return last year as a resident of Florida, Georgia or the District of Columbia, you are invited to participate in the IP PIN program by going to Get an IP PIN. The program is not limited to identity theft victims or
- You received an IRS letter inviting you to ‘opt-in’ to get an IP PIN.
You need to notify the IRS of the identity theft by filling out Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit on behalf of your child.
For more questions on identity theft issues regarding taxes, you can contact the Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490