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H.R. 5437: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the issuance of identity protection personal identification numbers.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5437 requires the Secretary of the Treasury, within five years, to establish a program to issue Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers to any individual requesting one to assist the Secretary in verifying the individual’s true identity. The program should be implemented in such a way as to include more states every year.

In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service launched a pilot program to test the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (“IP PIN”). The IP PIN is a unique six-digit identifier that authenticates a return filer as the ...

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Erik Paulsen

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
Length: 2 pages

Apr 9, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 17, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 17, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


40% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 9, 2018

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Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 17, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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