The entire process takes just minutes to complete. Prior year self select pin the 5 digit self select pin you created to file last year the irs requires one of these numbers to verify your identity.
We require you to register and verify your identity in order to use the tool.
How to get my 5 digit pin for taxes. Have filed a 1040 form 1040 a 1040 ez or 1040 ss for the prior year which was processed before november 30th. If this is your first return that you have filed or if you did not file a return in the previous year your prior year pin will be left blank and your prior year agi will be 0. The self select pin is a random 5 digit number that you enter as your electronic signature when e filing your return.
If you don t remember your 5 digit pina you do have another option moving forward. Your 5 digit pin obtain a 5 digit pin to electronically sign your tax return by going to the irs website. You can reuse your self select pin from last year or enter your agi from last year s tax return.
What you need before using the online tool. Provide your date of birth and your adjusted gross income or pin from the previous year. To do this you must.
Once completed you will be able to create your own 5 digit pin and be able to e sign your return. This process is essential to protect your personal and tax information. You will create your self select pin and provide one of the authentication numbers during the filing steps in taxact click filing then e file my return to begin.
Generally tax software automatically enters the information for returning customers. You may use our get an ip pin online tool to retrieve your current ip pin. Using an electronic filing pin is no longer an option.
Click on the year and click on download print return pdf the 5 digit e file pin will also be included in the transfer of the 2017 tax data to the 2018 tax return. When self preparing your taxes and filing electronically you must sign and validate your electronic tax return by entering your prior year adjusted gross income agi or your prior year self select pin. When you use the same account username each year the 5 digit pin you created for your current return signature will automatically carry forward to your next year.
Please refer to step 2. If you lose your pin contact the irs online or by calling 1 866 704 7388. How to retrieve your ip pin online.