How do I get a new IRS e-filing PIN?

how do i get an irs pin

If you don’t know your PIN, you can get it online. Go to IRS.gov, search for Electronic Filing PIN Reques t, and follow the instructions. If you’d rather do it by phone, call 1-866-704-7388.

The IRS will ask you for some info from last year's tax return, then give you your PIN. If you’re married and filing jointly, be sure to get a separate PIN for your spouse.

The IRS uses your Electronic Filing PIN to verify your identity. For more info, see the links below.

What info will the IRS need before they give me my e-filing PIN?

They’ll ask you for this info, as it appeared on your 2013 return:

  • Social Security number
  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Filing status (single, married filing jointly, etc.)
  • Address

What if I didn’t file a 2013 return, or filed it late?

If you didn’t file a 2013 return or filed it late, you won’t have a PIN or a 2013 adjusted gross income (AGI). And you won’t be able to request a PIN from the IRS.

Instead, just enter a “0” for your AGI. This lets the IRS know you reported a taxable income of $0 last year. Be sure to enter “0” in the space for AGI. If you enter it in the PIN space, it won’t work.

Why does the PIN I used last year keep getting rejected with code IND-031 or IND-032?

Last year's 5-digit Electronic Filing PIN can only be used for e-filing your 2013 return. To e-file this year’s return, you'll need a new PIN.

If you don’t know your PIN, you can get it online. Go to IRS.gov, search for Electronic Filing PIN Request. and follow the instructions. If you’d rather do it by phone, call 1-866-704-7388.

The IRS will ask you for some info from last year's tax return, then give you your PIN. If you’re married and filing jointly, be sure to request a separate PIN for your spouse.

What if the PIN I got from the IRS for this year keeps getting

rejected?

If your return keeps getting rejected with IND-031 or IND-032 even though you are entering the correct 5-digit PIN, here are your options:

  • First, double-check your PIN by requesting it again (do the same for your spouse, if you’re filing jointly). Maybe you entered or wrote it down wrong?
  • If you're sure your PIN is correct, verify your identity with your AGI, instead.
  • Call the IRS at 1-866-704-7388 to talk to an agent. They can help you get a PIN that works.
  • Mail your return, instead of e-filing.

I have a 6-digit Identity Protection PIN. Is that the same thing as the 5-digit e-filing PIN?

No. Your Identity Protection PIN is different from your e-filing PIN. It won’t work as an Electronic Filing PIN.

If you have a 6-digit Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) due to identity theft, we’ll help enter it in the Federal Taxes section, under Other Tax Situations.

Later, right before you submit your return to the IRS, we’ll ask you for your 5-digit e-filing PIN.

What’s a 5-digit signature ID, and how is it different from my e-filing PIN?

They're both 5 digits long, but they're used for different things.

Your E-filing PIN

Your e-filing PIN is a special number the IRS gives to you to verify your identity. When you’re asked to enter your e-filing PIN on your return, only the official e-filing PIN the IRS gave you will work.

If you don’t know your PIN, you can get it online. Go to IRS.gov, search for Electronic Filing PIN Request. and follow the instructions. If you’d rather do it by phone, call 1-866-704-7388.

The IRS will ask you for some info from last year's tax return, then give you your PIN. If you’re married and filing jointly, be sure to get a separate PIN for your spouse.

Your 5-digit signature ID on the Consent to Disclosure screen (also called a Self-Select PIN) is a number you use to sign your electronic federal return. You create this number yourself, and it can be any five numbers you choose.

Source: ttlc.intuit.com

Category: Taxes

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