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IRS Letter 5071C – Potential Identity Theft During Original Processing The IRS is requesting additional information to validate your identity before they will continue to process your tax return. What does it mean if I received a 5071C letter? Thanks to the many moving parts of stimulus packages and new tax laws, scammers have been…

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The Internal Revenue Service has improved its identity verification and sign-in process to enable more people to securely access and use IRS online tools and applications. Taxpayers using the new mobile-friendly verification procedure can gain entry to existing IRS online services such as the Child Tax Credit Update Portal Online Account Get Transcript Online Get…

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When you check your tax refund status at IRS.gov or on the IRS2GO app you may get a refund status from the IRS Where’s My Refund? site telling you “We are sorry, we cannot provide any information about your refund.” There may be something wrong with the tax return you filed and the information on…

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The IRS established the Taxpayer Protection Program (TPP) to proactively identify and prevent the processing of identity theft tax returns and assist taxpayers whose identities are used to file such returns. However, as part of the TPP process to identify potential identity theft returns, many legitimate taxpayer returns are also selected. When this happens, it…

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Identity verification letters are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service to the address on the tax return. The notice will require the taxpayers to verify their identities in order for the IRS to complete the processing of the tax return. One of the following letters will be sent to the taxpayer advising them to contact…

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What Is an IRS Letter 5071C? If the IRS suspects that a tax return with your name on it is potentially the result of identity theft, the agency will send you a special letter, called a 5071C Letter. This letter is to notify you that the agency received a tax return with your name and…

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The information being stolen is a big problem for taxpayers. At first, they thought that this was only a rumor until the rumors became reality when the IRS was staggered by a number of complaints from taxpayers, stating that they were somewhat abused by criminals who are using their own tax identities for an unrighteous…

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