Why did I get a 5071C letter from the IRS?

Why did I get a 5071C letter from the IRS?

The 5071C, Potential Identity Theft During Original Processing with Online Option, letter is mailed to taxpayers to notify them that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) received an income tax return using your name, Social Security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN).

How do I respond to a 5071C letter?

Option 2: Respond by phone

  1. Call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification Service on your 5071c letter.
  2. Using the information you have, verify your identity over the phone with the IRS representative.

Why did I get a letter from the IRS saying they are reviewing my taxes?

This letter means the IRS has basically paused processing your return (whether you owe or are due a refund) until it receives the additional information requested.

How does the IRS verify your identity over the phone?

Then, the taxpayer should call the IRS using the toll-free Identity Verification telephone number: (800) 830-5084. If the taxpayer did not file the return in question, they should still call the toll-free number to inform the IRS.

Is 5071C letter legitimate?

The 5071C letter is a legitimate letter from the IRS that provides instructions to verify that you submitted the tax return in question. Online on the IRS’ secure Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov or. By calling the toll-free number listed in your letter.

Does the IRS randomly selected for review?

It is also worth mentioning that the IRS randomly selects a small percentage of tax returns to review. The IRS compares these returns to a sample of “normal” returns in order to see if there are any discrepancies.

Why would the IRS hold my refund for 60 days?

What does this mean? The review means that your return is pending because IRS is verifying information on your tax return (e.g., income items calculations, etc.). They may just have randomly chosen your return to review; no need to worry. They may contact you before processing your return.

What does the IRS need to verify your identity?

To register and verify your identity, you need:

  1. Your personal account number from a:
  2. A mobile phone associated with your name.
  3. Your 5071C letter, 5747C letter, 5447C letter, or 6331C letter.
  4. The income tax return (form 1040,1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.)

How long does it take to get refund after 2021 Identity Verification?

After successful verification, it takes about 6 weeks to complete processing. The return will be rejected and investigated as identity theft/tax fraud if: Verification fails to confirm your identity or that you filed the return.

How long after I verify my identity with IRS will I get my refund 2021?

What happens after I successfully verify? If we successfully verify your identity, we’ll process your tax return. It will take up to 9 weeks to receive your refund or credit any overpayment to your account.

How long does it usually take for the IRS to review your taxes?

COVID-19 Processing Delays The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. However, it’s possible your tax return may require additional review and take longer.

Why would IRS hold my refund?

There are many reasons why the IRS may be holding your refund. You have unfiled or missing tax returns for prior tax years. The check was held or returned due to a problem with the name or address. Your refund was applied to a debt you owe to the IRS or another federal or state agency.