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They required info from drivers license, plus info from last years return, plus pin.

I agree with Ira. I don't collect driver's license info from my clients since my state doesn't require it. I've already got enough info in my files to create an identity theft nightmare for my clients. I'm not going to collect any more info that I don't need.

Last year's return info is also not required. I'm sure my software includes it for anyone I did in the previous year. But I don't add it for new clients.

And the PIN for the signature is a joke. You can put whatever PIN down you want. I see no benefit at all from it. It is not pre-shared with the IRS. However, the identity theft PIN is useful. If you are a victim of ID theft (or a resident of a test area) you can ask the IRS to issue a PIN to you that must be included with your electronically filed return. The IRS will not accept your return without that PIN.

--Peter
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