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Understanding Your CP01S Notice


We received your Form 14039 or similar statement for your identity theft claim. If you are due a refund, we'll issue it or contact you when we finish processing your case or if we need additional information.

What you must do

  • Continue to file your federal income tax returns as required by law.

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Answers to common questions

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

A. The Identity Protection Specialized Unit can assist you with questions regarding identity theft related to your account. You can call them at 1-800-908-4490. The number can also 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. If we find that someone is attempting to use your SSN for filing a tax return we will notify you and provide you with a PIN to use when filing your return.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 27-Apr-2017

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