What this letter is about You received Letter 4281C because you’re a potentially impacted individual of an IRS data loss, theft, or inadvertent unauthorized disclosure of personally identifiable information, or your personal information was intentionally accessed or disclosed without authorization. If your personal information was intentionally accessed or disclosed without authorization, then your rights under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 7431 as well as Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) information is also included in the letter. You may want to Sign up to receive the free identity protection service from the company identified in the letter. If you’re eligible for the free identity protection service, you’ll find instructions and an enrollment code in your letter. You must contact the company within 90 days from the date of the letter to enroll. Get an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) to use on your future tax returns. If you’re eligible to receive an IP PIN, the letter will instruct you to either request an IP PIN online, or complete Form 14039 PDF, Identity Theft Affidavit. Place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the following credit reporting agencies. You only need to contact one of them. The agency you contact will notify the other two. Equifax Experian TransUnion 800-525-6285 888-397-3742 800-680-7289 www.equifax.com www.experian.com www.transunion.com Find out if a credit file exists for your minor child if we advised you that we lost or disclosed your dependent child’s personal information. If you want to know if a credit file exists for your minor child (under 18 years of age) or if your child’s identity may have been misused, you can contact one of the three credit reporting agencies listed above. Frequently asked questions What do I do if I have trouble enrolling or if I'm told my enrollment code is invalid? Call the telephone number in your letter, 866-225-2009 (or +267-466-0777, for international callers), to speak to an IRS representative. Can my power of attorney (POA) contact the IRS about this data loss, theft, or disclosure? Yes. When filling out Form 2848 PDF, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, you must specify “IRS breach,” “IRS data loss,” or “IRS information loss” on line 3 as the “Description of Matter.” If you don’t, we can’t discuss this matter with your POA. Helpful information Publication 5027, Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers PDF Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit PDF Identity Theft Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Consumer Information Reference Tools Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer Full list of tax forms and instructions 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, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.