The IRS has revised 4506T/EZ forms — and IRS transcripts now redact PII.
The following has been revised on the 4506-T and 4506T-EZ forms:
- Both forms now have a Line 5a and a Line 5b replacing a single Line 5
- Line 5a will have the Third party’s name and address which was previously on Line 5
Line 5a: NCS TRV PROCESSING, P.O. BOX 321, EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ 08215, 800-582-7066
*(Line 5b: This line is to be left blank and will be entered by NCS.)
Line 5b: Line 5b. is named the Customer File Number (CFN). The CFN will be entered/populated by NCS on Line 5b once we have received your 4506-T or 4506T-EZ form for processing. The same assigned NCS Customer File Number (CFN) will populate on the completed IRS tax transcript report. The Customer File Number functions as a unique identifier that will match the redacted IRS tax transcript with the taxpayer. The IRS has redacted the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on the completed IRS tax transcript/data to reduce the threat of cybercriminals using the PII to file a fraudulent tax return thus reducing Identity Theft.
You must start using the revised 4506-T and 4506T-EZ forms on January 1, 2019.
- Date in the upper LH corner ( September 2018 )
- There is a Line 5a and Line 5b
REDACTED IRS TRANSCRIPTS
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019: all IRS tax transcripts you receive will have redacted PII. The following is what will be displayed:
- Last 4 digits of any SSN listed on the transcript: XXX-XX-1234
- Last 4 digits of any EIN listed on the transcript: XX-XXX1234
- Last 4 digits of any account or telephone number
- First 4 characters of the last name for any individual
- First 4 characters of a business name
- First 6 characters of the street address, including spaces
- All money amounts, including balance due, interest and penalties will be visible on the IRS transcripts.