The IP PIN Opt-In program was launched nearly a decade ago to protect confirmed identity theft victims from ongoing tax-related fraud. Recently, the IRS expanded the program to specific states where taxpayers could voluntarily opt into the IP PIN program. Now, the voluntary program has expanded to all taxpayers who can verify their identities. The IP PIN is a six-digit code known only to the taxpayer that is valid for a calendar year. A new IP PIN must be obtained by the taxpayer for each filing season. Taxpayers wanting an IP PIN for 2021 must access www.IRS.gov/IPPIN and use the "Get an IP PIN" tool. Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income is $72,000 or less also may complete Form 15227(Application for an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number). Current confirmed or suspected identity theft victims will automatically receive an IP PIN. See www.IRS.gov/IPPIN for additional details. News Release IR 2021-9.