The uTax Team is notifying our partners regarding a high number of Individual 1040 tax returns for TY2022 that are and/or will be rejected by the IRS for Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) errors. The following error message will appear for these rejects (example shown is for the PrimaryTaxpayer):
The Primary Taxpayer did not enter a valid Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN). Please visit www.irs.gov/getanippin for further information and resubmit your return with the correct number.
To avoid these rejects, please remember IP PINs are only valid for one calendar year and to use the TY2022 IP PINand not the IP PIN that was issued in TY2021.
More About Taxpayer Identity Protection PINs from the IRS:
An Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) is a six-digit number that prevents someone else from filing a tax return using your Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The IP PIN is known only to you and the IRS. It helps us verify your identity when you file your electronic or paper tax return. Even though you may not have a filing requirement, an IP PIN still protects your account.
If you are a confirmed victim of tax-related identity theft and we have resolved your tax account issues, we’ll mail you a CP01A Notice with your new IP PIN each year.
Important Information about IP PINs
An IP PIN is valid for one calendar year.
A new IP PIN is generated each year for your account.
Logging back into the Get an IP PIN tool, will display your current IP PIN.
An IP PIN must be used when filing any federal tax returns during the year including prior year returns.
Enter the six-digit IP PIN when prompted by your tax software product or provide it to your trusted tax professional preparing your tax return. The IP PIN is used only on Forms 1040, 1040-NR, 1040-PR, 1040-SR, and 1040-SS.
Correct IP PINs must be entered on electronic and paper tax returns to avoid rejections and delays.An incorrect or missing IP PIN will result in the rejection of your e-filed return or a delay of your paper return until it can be verified.
Don’t reveal your IP PIN to anyone. It should be known only to your tax professional and only when you are ready to sign and submit your return. The IRS will never ask for your IP PIN. Phone calls, emails or texts asking for your IP PIN are scams.