Federal Identity Theft Affidavit
Extracted from PDF file 2018-federal-form-14039.pdf, last modified March 2017
Identity Theft AffidavitForm 14039 (April 2017) Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service OMB Number 1545-2139 Identity Theft Affidavit Complete this form if you need the IRS to mark an account to identify questionable activity. Section A - Check the following boxes in this section that apply to the specific situation you are reporting (Required for all filers) 1. I am submitting this Form 14039 for myself 2. This Form 14039 is submitted in response to a ‘Notice’ or ‘Letter’ received from the IRS • Please provide ‘Notice’ or ‘Letter’ number(s) on the line to the right • Please check box 1 in Section B and see special mailing and faxing instructions on reverse side of this form. 3. I am submitting this Form 14039 on behalf of my ‘dependent child or dependent relative’ • Please complete Section E on reverse side of this form. Caution: If filing this on behalf of your ‘dependent child or dependent relative’, filing this form will protect his or her tax account but it will not prevent the victim in Section C below from being claimed as a dependent by another person. 4. I am submitting this Form 14039 on behalf of another person (other than my dependent child or dependent relative) • Please complete Section E on reverse side of this form. Section B – Reason For Filing This Form (Required) Check only ONE of the following boxes that apply to the person listed in Section C below. 1. Someone used my information to file taxes 2. I don’t know if someone used my information to file taxes, but I’m a victim of identity theft Please provide an explanation of the identity theft issue, how you became aware of it and provide relevant dates. If needed, please attach additional information and/or pages to this form. Section C – Name and Contact Information of Identity Theft Victim (Required) Victim’s last name First name Middle initial Taxpayer Identification Number (Please provide 9-digit Social Security Number) Current mailing address (apartment or suite number and street, or P.O. Box) If deceased, please provide last known address Current city State Tax Year(s) you experienced identity theft (If not known, enter ‘Unknown’ in one box below) What is the last year you filed a return Address used on last filed tax return (If different than ‘Current’) ZIP code Names used on last filed tax return (If different than ‘Current’) City (on last tax return filed) State Telephone number with area code (Optional) If deceased, please indicate ‘Deceased’ Best time(s) to call Home telephone number Cell phone number Language in which you would like to be contacted English ZIP code Spanish Section D – Penalty of Perjury Statement and Signature (Required) Under penalty of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information entered on this Form 14039 is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. Signature of taxpayer, or representative, conservator, parent or guardian Date signed Submit this completed form to either the mailing address or the FAX number provided on the reverse side of this form. Catalog Number 52525A www.irs.gov Form 14039 (Rev. 4-2017) Page 2 Section E – Representative, Conservator, Parent or Guardian Information (Required if completing Form 14039 on someone else’s behalf) Check only ONE of the following five boxes next to the reason you are submitting this form 1. The taxpayer is deceased and I am the surviving spouse • No attachments are required, including death certificate. 2. The taxpayer is deceased and I am the court-appointed or certified personal representative • Attach a copy of the court certificate showing your appointment. 3. The taxpayer is deceased and a court-appointed or certified personal representative has not been appointed • Attach copy of death certificate or formal notification from a government office informing next of kin of the decedent’s death. • Indicate your relationship to decedent: Child Parent/Legal Guardian Other 4. The taxpayer is unable to complete this form and I am the appointed conservator or have Power of Attorney/Declaration of Representative authorization per IRS Form 2848 • Attach a copy of documentation showing your appointment as conservator or POA authorization. • If you have an IRS issued Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number, enter the nine-digit number: 5. The person is my dependent child or my dependent relative By checking this box and signing below you are indicating that you are an authorized representative, as parent, guardian or legal guardian, to file a legal document on the dependent’s behalf. • Indicate your relationship to person: Parent/Legal Guardian Fiduciary Relationship per IRS Form 56 Power of Attorney Other Representative's name Last name First name Middle initial Representative’s current mailing address (City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code) Representative’s telephone number Instructions for Submitting this Form Submit this completed and signed form to the IRS via Mail or FAX to specialized IRS processing areas dedicated to assist you. In Section C of this form, be sure to include the Social Security Number in the ‘Taxpayer Identification Number’ field. Help us avoid delays: • Choose one method of submitting this form either by Mail or by FAX, not both. • Please provide clear and readable photocopies of any additional information you may choose to provide. • Note that ‘tax returns’ may not be submitted to either the mailing address or FAX number. Submitting by Mail Submitting by FAX • If you checked Box 1 in Section B in response to a notice or • If you checked Box 1 in Section B of Form 14039 and are letter received from the IRS, return this form and if possible, a submitting this form in response to a notice or letter received copy of the notice or letter to the address contained in the from the IRS. If it provides a FAX number, you should send notice or letter. there. • If you checked Box 1 in Section B of Form 14039, are unable If no FAX number is shown on the notice or letter, please follow to file your tax return electronically because the primary and/ the mailing instructions on the notice or letter. or secondary SSN was misused, attach this Form 14039 to the • Include a cover sheet marked ‘Confidential’. back of your paper tax return and submit to the IRS location • If you checked Box 2 in Section B of Form 14039 (no current where you normally file your tax return. tax-related issue), FAX this form toll-free to: • If you’ve already filed your paper return, please submit this 855-807-5720 Form 14039 to the IRS location where you normally file. Refer to the ‘Where Do You File’ section of your return instructions or visit IRS.gov and input the search term ‘Where to File’. • If you checked Box 2 in Section B of Form 14039 (no current tax-related issue), mail this form to: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Fresno, CA 93888-0025 Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Notice Our legal authority to request the information is 26 U.S.C. 6001. The primary purpose of the form is to provide a method of reporting identity theft issues to the IRS so that the IRS may document situations where individuals are or may be victims of identity theft. Additional purposes include the use in the determination of proper tax liability and to relieve taxpayer burden. The information may be disclosed only as provided by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Providing the information on this form is voluntary. However, if you do not provide the information it may be more difficult to assist you in resolving your identity theft issue. If you are a potential victim of identity theft and do not provide the required substantiation information, we may not be able to place a marker on your account to assist with future protection. If you are a victim of identity theft and do not provide the required information, it may be difficult for IRS to determine your correct tax liability. If you intentionally provide false information, you may be subject to criminal penalties. You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. You can write to the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Products Coordinating Committee, SE:W:CAR:MP:T:T:SP, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, IR-6526, Washington, DC 20224. Do not send this form to this address. Instead, see the form for filing instructions. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. Catalog Number 52525A www.irs.gov Form 14039 (Rev. 4-2017)
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