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Instructions for Form 1040

Identity Protection PIN(p73)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
For 2013, if you received an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) from the IRS, enter it in the IP PIN spaces provided below your daytime phone number. You must correctly enter all six numbers of your IP PIN. If you did not receive an IP PIN, leave these spaces blank.
New IP PINs are issued every year. Enter the latest IP PIN you received. IP PINs for 2013 tax returns generally were sent in December 2013.
If you are filing a joint return and both taxpayers receive an IP PIN, only the taxpayer whose social security number (SSN) appears first on the tax return should enter his or her IP PIN. However, if you are filing electronically, both taxpayers must enter their IP PINs.
If you need more information or answers to frequently asked questions on how to use the IP PIN, go to If you received an IP PIN but misplaced it, call 1-800-908-4490, extension 245.