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Understanding Your CP01C Notice

This CP01C notice is issued to taxpayers who are not currently impacted by tax-related identity theft to acknowledge receipt of standard identity theft documentation and to inform them their account has been marked with an identity theft indicator.


What you need to do

  • No further actions are required at this time unless you want to take the additional steps described in the notice to protect your identity.
  • Please continue to file all applicable tax returns timely.

You may want to

  • Continue monitoring all your personal financial accounts.
  • Review IRS Publication 4535, Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance.
  • Monitor your credit report for suspicious or unauthorized activities.

Answers to Common Questions

What effect does the Identity Theft Indicator have on my account?

The indicator assists the IRS in identifying you as the valid owner of the Social Security Number (SSN) that is shown on your tax return. The indicator has no effect on your ability to file your tax return, make payments, or receive a refund.

How long does the indicator remain on my account?

The indicator will remain on your tax account, unless you specifically request it be removed, because you indicated you are at risk of becoming a victim of tax related identify theft.

Who should I contact if I have more questions about my account related to identity theft?

You can call the IRS at 1-800-908-4490 for assistance specific to identity theft. The number can be found on your notice. For all other tax account related questions, contact the IRS help desk at 1-800-829-1040.

Where can I find more information on preventing identity theft?


Tips for next year

File your return as you normally would.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 11-Feb-2016

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