Is anyone familiar with this website? Is it a new IRS program to ward off identity theft? A client received a letter (form 5071C) asking to go to a website and verify identity. You do not have to login to the website. I am not sure that it is a secure site. You also cannot get to this verification program through the irs.gov site. There is a phone number on the letter to call. I have called (on a Saturday) and it is a direct line. I spoke with someone who could not tell me much about the program, ie; when it started, what information are they verifying, etc.
Letter 5071C states that there is more info needed to accurately process the return. This is my first time exposure to this and I am very sceptical.