Jennifer L. Carr, CPA

Tax & Accounting Services

Identity Protection Information

Identity Protection PIN

The IRS offers an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) that prevents someone from filing a tax return using your Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.  Once you request an IP PIN, you will need to get a new one each calendar year in mid to late January.  

Visit the IRS website to Get An Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN)  or find out more. 

Unemployment Fraud

In 2020 - 2022, there was a rise in unemployment claims related to Covid-19, leading to an increase in unemployment fraud.  If you receive a 1099-G for unemployment, but did not file for unemployment, it is likely you are a victim of unemployment related identity theft.  Additional information can be found at the following links.

Click for IRS Guidance on Unemployment Related Identity Theft.

The following documents may also be helpful:

DOJ Unemployment Insurance Fraud Consumer Protection Guide

Unemployment Fraud Victim Checklist