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.
You may want to
- Review the information at Identity Theft and Your Tax Records.
- Review Publication 4535, Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance.
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?
- The IRS website has a page dedicated to Identity Theft and Your Tax Records.
- Publication 4535, Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer website and OnGuard Online website.
- Social Security Administration (SSA) website dealing with 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.