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Committee on FinanceIntroducedJanuary 28th, 2019
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Identity theft tax refund fraud — in which fraudsters file false tax returns to steal people’s tax refunds — is a multi-billion dollar crime that costs taxpayers and the federal government time, money, and resources. Giving all taxpayers the option of getting PINs to add a layer of security to their tax returns will help combat this crime.
The IRS has already made the IP PIN pilot program available to victims of past identity theft tax fraud, as well as all residents of states where this crime is more likely to occur. Expanding the IP PIN program to all Americans prematurely, before the IRS is confident its system can handle it, risks putting too much pressure on the IRS’ system and compromising the IP PIN program.