What is a PIN and how do I get one?


Just before reaching the end of the filling process on our site, you will be asked to enter either your prior year adjusted gross income (AGI) or a PIN. This is done as a way of signing your extension. The IRS requires this to help protect against unauthorized filings. As such, if you filed your taxes in the previous year, this information is required in order to e-file an extension. Please note: If you did not file your taxes last year, you can usually enter 0 for your Prior Year AGI and leave the PIN fields empty.

A PIN or personal identification number, is usually five digits long and helps to verify the person filing is the individual taxpayer or on behalf of the taxpayer. By using this verification system, the IRS is attempting to help protect taxpayers from fraud.

If you don't recall the PIN you used last year or wish to use your previous year’s AGI to sign, you can request a new Electronic Filing PIN from the IRS, which may be used to sign your extension. To find more information on requesting this, see the following http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Electronic-Filing-PIN-Request or call 1-866-704-7388 (An automated answering service may ask questions to help verify your identity.). If you are unable to obtain a new Electronic Filing PIN as well, unfortunately, you won't be able to e-file.

Please note: If you did not file your taxes last year, you can usually enter 0 for your Prior Year AGI and leave the PIN fields empty.