ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- If you have been a victim of Tax ID Theft in the past, you should be offered an IP PIN.
It’s a specific code that would keep anyone but you from filing your taxes. But you can be proactive and double check that a Tax Cheat has not filed a fake return with your information. You can call the toll free line to the IRS for people who believe they may be a victim of ID Theft. That number is: 1-800-908-4490.
Of you can go to IRS.gov and order a free transcript of your tax records.
There are 5 types of transcripts, you’ll want to the one that’s called the verification of non-filing to make sure no one has filed for you. But anyone who does call asking for a Non-filing Letter for 2015 they will be told it isn’t available until after June 15 and helped to order the transcript they need.
In July, The IRS issued a Special Edition Tax Tip, that included information about the IRS temporarily stopping the online functionality of the Get Transcript application process that delivered a transcript immediately. The Get Transcript tool still lets a taxpayer order a Tax Return or Tax Account Transcript that will be mailed to the last address we have on file for the requestor.