IRS Notice CP01A is sent to taxpayers who are registered to receive an Identity Protection PIN. The taxpayer should receive the notice the last week of December or the first week of January. The IP PIN changes each year and must be included on any individual tax return filed during the year, whether for the current year or a prior year. So, the IP PIN received for calendar year 2022 will be included on any individual tax return the taxpayer files in 2022, i.e., the return for tax year 2021, 2020, 2019, etc.
An IP PIN is issued to an individual, not a family. So, if the primary taxpayer has an IP PIN, then the PIN will be entered for them only on the tax return. If anyone on a tax return has been issued an IP PIN, it must be included in the tax return, whether the return is filed electronically or in paper form. If the IP PIN is missing, the electronically filed tax return will reject, and the paper filed return's processing will be delayed.
In the event the taxpayer loses or misplaces the CP01A notice, they can attempt to retrieve or replace their IP PIN for the current tax year at the IRS website here.
To enter an Identity Protection PIN in TaxSlayer ProWeb:
Within the tax return (Form 1040) select:
- Basic Information
- IRS Identity Protection Pin - Enter the 6-digit PIN provided by the IRS in the appropriate field for the taxpayer, spouse, and/or dependent. The taxpayer and spouse PINs print in the space provided in the signature section at the bottom of page 2 of Form 1040. Dependent IP PINs don't print anywhere in the return.