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Get the free Form 14039 (Rev. 9-2021). Identity Theft Affidavit

Form14039(September 2021)Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue ServiceOMB Number 15452139Identity Theft AffidavitThis affidavit is for victims of identity theft. Do not use this form if you
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Who needs an IRS Form 14039?

A person should complete the IRS Form 14039, which is the Identity Theft Affidavit if they are an actual or potential victim of identity theft and would like the IRS to mark their account to identify questionable activity.

What is the IRS Form 14039 for?

This form should be submitted in two specific situations:

  • in response to a mailed notice or letter from the IRS;
  • on behalf of another person, such as a deceased spouse or other deceased relative (Sections A, B, and D should be filled out).

With the 14039 filing, you provide a statement of the identity theft which affected your federal tax records or a statement of an event involving your personal information that may at some future time affect your federal tax records.

In any case, you will need to describe your problem, explaining the reasons of your apprehension. The IRS will review your appeal and take action based on the information provided by you.

Is the IRS Form 14039 accompanied by other forms?

You should submit one clearly legible copy of at least one of the following documents to verify your identity:

  • Passport;
  • Driver’s Licence;
  • Social Security Card;
  • Other valid U.S. Federal or State government issued identification.

When is IRS Form 14039 due?

You can file this affidavit at any time when it becomes necessary.

How do I fill out IRS Form 14039?

This short form consists of only two pages. You will need to enter your personal information, indicate the reasons that prompted you to apply to the IRS, as well as indicate the person you represent if this is the case.

Where do I send the IRS Form 14039?

There are three ways to send a document via mail and two via fax. Each of the methods depends on the specifics of your case.

For the final destination address of an IRS 14039, you should look through the last page of the form.

Hello everyone it's Shana your tax goddess coming to you from our offices in Scottsdale today I want to talk about a very special topic you know there's been a lot of identity theft going on and a lot of people especially deceased people actually whose identity has been stolen and of course the IRS does not know that the identity has been stolen because nobody submitted the proper form so things that you learn its actually super important when somebody passes away you as quickly as you possibly can want a file form one four zero three nine it's a very specific form that allows the IRS to protect the social security number of the deceased person normally this is something that the executor would do and the executor will have to provide proof of whom they the executive are and of course the death of the relative or the person but what this will do is protect that social security number against fraud and theft by those bad people out there stealing identities, so we have seen cases of course skyrocketing lately with you know identity theft fraud those kinds of things so anything you can do to protect you your loved ones and your families especially when there's been a death in the family from something quite as nasty as identity theft so if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'd be happy to help with anything we can alright I hope you're having a wonderful day and well talk to you later
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