Understanding Your CP01S Notice

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


What you need to do

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

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Answers to common questions

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

The Identity Protection Specialized Unit can assist you with questions regarding identity theft related to your account. You can call them at 800-908-4490. You can also find the number on your notice. For all other tax account related questions, contact the IRS help desk at 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 Social Security number for filing a tax return, we will notify you and provide you with an identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN to use when filing your return.

Printable samples of this notice (PDF)

Need Help?

  • You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
  • If you can’t find what you need online, you can call the IRS at the 800, 866, or 888 number listed on the notice.