Before you start:
- The Taxpayer Authentication section contains similar input fields.
- Input for the Dependent Theft Protection PIN can be found under Input Return ⮕ General ⮕ Dependent Information, screen in the Theft Protection PIN box at the bottom of the screen.
- This information does not proforma from year to year. This input is intended to be used as identity verification and must be entered each year.
Spouse Authentication input:
- ID Type - Select Driver's License Number or State Issued-ID
- Did not provide Driver's License or State ID
- Does not have Driver's License or State ID
- Driver's License Number
- State Issued ID
- Driver's License/State ID # - Some states required driver's license information as a measure to prevent identity theft.
- Driver's License State
- Expiration Date - The expiration date as it appears on the driver's license/state ID.
- Issue Date - The issue date as it appears on the driver's license/state ID.
- IRS Theft Protection PIN - IRS issued Theft Protection PIN should be entered here. This is a 5-digit PIN.
Frequently Asked Questions:
More information is provided as guidelines from the Internal Revenue Service to tax professionals with regard to identity verification in IRS Publication 1345 (Page 21).