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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Wed Apr 6, 2022, 03:14 PM

6. It's not a a scam if the letter is a 5071C or 6331C

Donít File Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, If You Received Letter 5071C or 6331C
Follow the letterís instructions to provide all needed information.

What this letter is about
Verify your identity to process a federal income tax return filed with your name and taxpayer identification number.

What you need to do immediately
Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. Itís quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.
If you want to call us
If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.


On the surface it sounds like someone filed for your tax return and they want to verify it was you. It may have been your filling but they can't identify you

The IRS lost me when my spouse passed away. I couldn't file electronically and had to do everything by snail mail.

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