If you’ve received a 5071C letter, the IRS needs more information to verify your identity in order to process your tax return accurately. The IRS will continue processing your tax return once your identity is verified. Follow the identity verification steps below in order to provide the IRS with necessary information.
The steps are as follows:
- Use the secure Identity Verification Service website idverify.irs.gov. To complete the entries you will need your name, date of birth, social security number and a copy of your most recently filed tax return.
- If you cannot use the Idverify website, you can call the Identity Verification department telephone number provided in your letter.
- If you did not file the return in question, you can use either option to notify the IRS.
The IRS is looking at ways to increase data security and protect taxpayers’ identities. To learn more on how to protect your identity, please click here.
By Shant Andonian