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If you are the victim of tax-related identity theft, the IRS may issue you an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) to file your taxes. See the attached for details.
Update: Starting for 2020 filing season, taxpayers in some states can opt-in to this program, even if you have not been a victim of tax-related identity theft, as an extra layer of protection. Illinois is one of those states. Get an IP PIN at IRS.gov/IPPN. More information in the new IRS publication -Publication 5367, Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program for Taxpayers