Anyone received their IRS PIN?

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tigermilk
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Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by tigermilk » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Was the victim of tax identify theft in 2015 and received a PIN for 2016 taxes. Unfortunately that didn't help as the system was gamed and I again had a fraudulent return in my name. So I fully expect to get a PIN for 2017 taxes yet nothing in the mail. I called the IRS today and they said they are way behind on distributing PINs. I might get one in a few weeks, but the lack of communication in advance (e.g., through the media) has been a bit disconcerting. Has anyone expecting a PIN for their 2017 tax return actually gotten a letter in the mail?

lostinjersey
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by lostinjersey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:22 pm

We applied in the fall and got our PINs within 4-6 weeks, I’d guess.

Hope yours show up soon.

raddoc101
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by raddoc101 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:35 pm

Got mine today... been the victim of a fraudulent return in the past, so they automatically give it to me now.

madpunster
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Post by madpunster » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:02 pm

received today

neilpilot
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by neilpilot » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm

Their online PIN application system was shut down for a couple months, since they had been relying on their contract with Equifax for identity confirmations. :oops:

It would be funny if it wasn't true.

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Pete12
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by Pete12 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:51 pm

Ours came in today. Have been receiving them every year for past 4-5 years or so.

Fclevz
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by Fclevz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm

tigermilk wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:21 pm
...received a PIN for 2016 taxes. Unfortunately that didn't help as the system was gamed and I again had a fraudulent return in my name.
So the PIN’s don’t actually prevent fraudulent returns?!?

tigermilk
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by tigermilk » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm

Fclevz wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm
tigermilk wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:21 pm
...received a PIN for 2016 taxes. Unfortunately that didn't help as the system was gamed and I again had a fraudulent return in my name.
So the PIN’s don’t actually prevent fraudulent returns?!?
When I called them last year after the second fraudulent return in a row, they said there was a way to exploit the web interface. They assured me, at that time, that that hole had been plugged. But yes, imagine my surprise to have had 2 years in a row of this, even with the PIN on the return. I'm hoping for smooth sailing this year.

annielouise
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by annielouise » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Ours came today too.

Yankuba
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Re: Anyone received their IRS PIN?

Post by Yankuba » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm

I got mine on January 7

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