IRS LTR 4883C, Potential Identify Theft

 

IRS LTR 4883C

Potential Identify Theft Communication from IRS (2012 image)

Taxpayers expecting refunds this season are instead receiving various notices from the IRS after filing. The IRS “communicates” with taxpayers to address the ever increasing cases of people that may be affected by identity theft.

What the IGMR Grapevine has learned about IRS LTR 4883C, Potential Identify Theft in Original Processing:

“We will not be able to process your tax return until we hear from you.” seems to be the tune of the 4883C. This letter confirms receipt of your income tax return and indicates the IRS needs more information to process the return accurately. The next steps after receiving a 4483C from the IRS are identified in the letter and include calling the number listed, faxing them or mailing them your contact information. Be prepared with information from your prior year tax returns, the AGI on prior returns, prior year bank account number, employment info as it seem the 4883C indicates typically (but not always) the IRS suspects a case of identity fraud.

Join others who received a 4883 to discuss this in our forum here:  Tax Refund Forum, Topic 4883C 

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What Others Are Saying:

  1. Fed Retiree

        I filed my taxes through HRBlock months ago, but IRS “Where’s Return” site always said “Processing.” Today, got funny looking letter (4883C) telling me to call a phone number and have AGI data from 2015 and 2016 returns in hand. Person answering phone said I have to give her … over phone … my SSN, DOB, drivers license number … that’s where I stopped. Funny letter didn’t specify that personal data revealing. She says I have to within 30 days visit an IRS office in another city in person, but that office doesn’t have appointments for 6 weeks, then it will be a minimum of 9 weeks to get my refund, but then I’m past the 30 deadline. How is providing data that federal government says to never give over the phone, over the phone, helping reduce ID theft? Who created this insanity?

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      • DW

            @pissed off annonymous:
            that crazy STILL BEING REJECTED.
            IF anybody called to make a appt and the IRS CALL Center ask “WHY” you want to make a appt instead of the phone verification with your letter ” YOU CAN say I don’t feel comfortable and I prefer face to face. THE REP said that your right and I understand hold please while I book your appt.

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          • DW

                @cpbacon:
                I called the verification number and ask if I can set a appt in my local IRS office before I get my letter, yes you can but it’s good to have the letter to reference the IRS CONTROL number so it will MATCH. My appt is 3/24th they fill up fast.
                But the IRS want tell you that you have option to call or go in person it’s on there Website and it’s the same info they will phone verify, but IRS IS PUSHING to get you to phone verify instead.

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              • DW

                    efiled on 2/21/2017, IRS rejected it on 2/23 due to AGI was incorrect, On 2/24 I corrected, resubmitted IRS said received and accepted WMR bar moved. On 2/27th WMR status bar gone, screen was” black and grey” Called on 3/1
                    Rep said We sent you a 4883C letter “after you corrected with the 2015 correct AGI your return the system flag filters REJECTED IT”

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                  • cpbacon

                        they are telling me i have to schedule an appointment, the earliest being 2 weeks from now. I have to arrive 15 minutes early so i can go through security. Is this normal?

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                      • Kimikaze

                            @pissed off annonymous: Oh no! That’s awful. Well hopefully since you’ll be going in person it can speed stuff up. I believe 9 weeks is what they tell everyone who has to verify and I know some updated within a week after verifying. I hope it all works out for you.

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                          • pissed off annonymous

                                ok so I just off the phone with 3 different people regarding the 4883c letter..after waiting an hour, the process was to answer some questions on 2015 tax returns, after verifying all information, I get a rejected by the lady, no explanation as to why, now I get transferred over to another IRS location, I guess located in my area, now me and my husband have an appointment set up a week from now, to drive 1 hour to nearest IRS office to verify information in person ..I am very frustrated over this.. now the 4883c letter says could take up to an additional 9 weeks to receive your refund…bull crap..

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                              • Anonymous

                                    when i called the number i was told that he could not tell me anything and i would have to go into the irs office. i just started a new job and now i’ll have to take off and lose money to get my money? this is seriously messed up. my refund was stolen last year too. so much for the secret pin. they had already paid out my refund before i filed with my secret pin number

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