TurboTax and 6 digit IP Pin...

Our IP Pins are 6 digits. TurboTax only provides space for 5 digit pins so our return keeps getting rejected. I must be missing something and am hoping someone out there can tell me what it is. Thanks, folks.



Where did you obtain your version of TT?

I checked my cheap version D/L’d from TT (not used to file), after reading this:


I went to the IP PIN page in TT and the box for for the IP PIN accepts 6 digits for input on my version (111111 or 000000).

Try restart TT & follow the link method for the REJECTED PIN input page.

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The 5 digit PIN is the one everyone uses. You pick your own PIN for this one.

Your 6 digit IP PIN goes somewhere else. Exactly where, I don’t know exactly - as I don’t use TurboTax. But I’m sure with the extra info, you’ll find it.


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Peter’s response is correct.

I use HRBlock software and just like Turbo tax there are 2 places to put a PIN. The 5 digit pin that you make up is on the Efile Submission of the return and is used by the software as a check and reference.
The IRS 6 digit IP Pin goes in the body of the Federal 1040 form.
This pin is generated by the IRS, not by the taxpayer. Where it shows up is in the signature are of the submitted 1040.


Not sure if this will help

June 7, 2019 3:57 PM
A 6-digit PIN is an Identity Protection PIN (also called an IP PIN) that the IRS provides for victims of ID theft whose cases they are working with. That is entered in a completely different program area–not in the efile section.

The regular Efiling PIN is 5 digits and will be encountered during the process of efiling.

If you have a 6-digit IP PIN to enter, here’s where to enter it.

· FEDERAL TAXES tab. (or Personal tab in Home and Business)

· Then sub tab “Other Tax Situations.”

· Scroll down to “Other Return Info”.

· Find subtopic “Identity Protection PIN”, and click START.


Here’s info on the 5 digit pin
June 1, 2019 5:09 AM
For the purpose of signing your electronic return, you can reuse your Self-Select PIN from last year or create a new one to use, it doesn’t matter which option you choose.

You create your own Self-Select PIN. You do not register the PIN with the IRS before filing or need to contact the IRS to get it. The five-digit PIN can be any five digits except all zeros.

The PIN number was a random number that you chose last year and is not kept in our system. Only you have access to that number. The IRS is asking for your last year’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in lieu of that PIN number.

You can use last year’s AGI. The original AGI is the amount from your prior year originally filed return as accepted by IRS. The amount can be located on:

Form 1040 - Line 38
Form 1040A - Line 21
Form 1040EZ - Line 4
Do not enter a corrected amount or the amount from an amended tax return.


I don’t remember entering in a 5 digit pin this year, but I think ttax populated it with a random number.
Good luck



Found the answer! Thanks for reading.

I did the H&R Block basic program and did efiling. They asked for a 5 digit pin which I supplied. Efiling was accepted by the irs.

Paul, Yes that is correct. The poster had a 6 digit IP Pin which was sent to them from the IRS because there was a past issue with Fraud or other issue that made their identity possibly questionable to the IRS. If you are sent this IP Pin, then you must include it in your return.
It is a security check which if input wrong or missing will cause delays or rejection of the processing of the return. This is not the EFiling pin.

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