Follow these steps to sign up for a Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN:
To cancel your Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN for future years, follow these steps:
Your PIN cancellation will be effective beginning January 1 of the next calendar year. You cannot cancel your PIN for the current year and must enter it on any return you file until the cancellation becomes effective. Exception: PINs requested in December 2021 are effective for original and amended 2021 returns filed through December 31, 2022.
If you misplaced your PIN, see
question 4 below for instructions.
The Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN is available to any Wisconsin individual income tax or homestead credit customer. A Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN may not be requested for a dependent who is not filing their own tax return.
The Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN is different from the IRS’s Identity Protection (IP) PIN and cannot be used on your federal return.
The Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN should be included in the space provided on the signature line on your 2021 and later Wisconsin individual income tax return or separate Wisconsin homestead credit claim form. If a married couple is filing a joint return, each spouse may request a Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN. If both spouses request a Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN, both PINs must be entered on the individual income tax or homestead credit claim form.
The purpose of obtaining a Wisconsin Identify Protection PIN is to prevent unauthorized persons from filing a return using your personal information. If you requested a PIN and do not include the PIN on your Wisconsin return, your return may be rejected, and your refund may be delayed.
Your PIN is calendar year-specific and applies to any 2021 and later Wisconsin individual income tax returns and homestead credit claims filed during the calendar year. Examples:
Your Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN expires annually on December 31, and a new PIN will be automatically assigned to you for the coming year. You will receive an email notice regarding your new PIN with instructions on retrieving it through My Tax Account.
Important: Once in the Identity Protection PIN program, you must use your assigned PIN on all returns (2021 and forward). See
question 2 above if you want to cancel your PIN.
Contact us at (608) 266-2772 or
DORIncome@wisconsin.gov. Our call center is open Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MS 5-77Wisconsin Department of Revenue Customer Service Bureau PO Box 8949 Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2772
Fax: (608) 267-1030Email:
December 20, 2021