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To get an IP PIN that is lost, forgotten, or never arrived in a CP01A Notice, use the IP PIN request portal at IRS.gov. If you can’t access your IP PIN online, call (800) 908-4490 for help getting your IP PIN reissued.

Anyone who has been a victim of identity theft is automatically assigned an IP PIN. If you are not a victim but would like to request an IP PIN, you can apply at the same IP PIN request portal if you filed a tax return with an address in one of the following states last year:

Arizona
Colorado
Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Michigan
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Texas

California
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Washington

Don’t see your state? The IRS will decide after the 2020 filing season whether to take the program nationwide by adding groups of states at a time, so check back here for more updates.

Notice: An IP PIN is an additional security measure for eligible taxpayers to prevent fraudulent use of their Social Security Numbers. An IP PIN is not the same thing as a taxpayer identification number, such as a Social Security Number, individual taxpayer ID, or an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN).

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