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By: Glenn Schanel, CPA
on January 12, 2016

Every year the IRS issues a CP01A notice, which gives victims of identity theft their annual Identity Protection PIN. On January 4, 2016, the new PINs for 2015 were sent out to taxpayers to be used in their 2015 tax filings. Unfortunately, the IRS does not proofread their notices as well as they should, so the IP PIN notices for 2015 went out saying “here is your IP PIN for 2014.”

The January issued IP PIN is valid for 2015, even though it says the wrong year. So there is no need to waste your time calling the IRS or worrying that there will be some problem when you go to file your return. Just don’t forget to give your tax preparer the notice when you bring in your other documents!


Schanel & Associates is a CPA firm specializing in accounting, tax, business valuation and litigation support serving Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties and beyond since 1993. Our CPAs and accounting professionals work with individuals, businesses, estates and trusts to provide everything you need under one roof. For more information, contact us today at 561-624-2118. Glenn Schanel is the founding Principal of Schanel and Associates. Glenn Schanel is a CPA with over three decades of experience helping people and organizations manage, make sense of and benefit from their finances. He oversees areas that include auditing, accounting, tax, business valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support and other consulting services to both business and individual clients.

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