Information You Need to Know
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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
Recordkeeping for Tax Purposes
If you are audited, the IRS can disallow deductions claimed with no support. Here is some information on types of records you should maintain for your taxes each year and how long you should keep them.