This important letter is sent by the IRS to the taxpayers and states that "We received your federal income tax return, but we need more information to verify your identity in order to process your tax return accurately." In the last year or two the IRS has gotten more aggressive trying to combat fraudulent returns from getting processed and losing millions of dollars to thieves.
What you must do:
· Call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number at 800-830-5084.
· Have a copy of the 4883C letter you received, a copy of your prior year tax return (if you filed one) and your most recently filed tax return (if you filed one), as well as any supporting documentation for each years return (such as W-2’s, 1099’s, Schedule C, Schedule F, etc.) when you call.
If you did file the return, it will take approximately 9 weeks to process it once you verify your identity.
What happens if you don't contact the IRS:
If you ignore the notice and do not contact the IRS with the required verification, they will suspend your tax return from processing. It will not be posted and will show that you have not filed a tax return on your account.