Identity thieves have become more adept at impersonating taxpayers. For your protection, the IRS is asking you for important information and documentation. We need this information so we can process your tax return accurately. We'll ask about your identity and tax return history. This helps prevent an identity thief from getting a refund using your tax account.
How It Works
- We use a third party vendor, ID.me, to verify information you provide
- We'll ask you for your contact information and check it with your records to protect you from identity theft
- You can opt-out of the process at any time and contact us using the toll-free number listed on your 5071C letter
What You Need
- Your name, date of birth, and contact information
- Your Social Security number
- A picture of your driver’s license or passport to upload during the verification process
- A mobile or home phone capable of receiving a security code by text or voice message
- Your 2016 tax return to verify information including your adjusted gross income
What is ID.me?
ID.me is our trusted partner that specializes in digital identity verification to help us make sure you are who you are – and not someone pretending to be you. Once you verify your identity information with ID.me, they’ll notify us so we can continue processing your tax return. When you click on the Verify with ID.me link below, you’ll be directed to their website.