What is a virtual keyboard?

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You may use the virtual keyboard when entering your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth, your Parent 1 (father’s/mother’s/stepparent’s) SSN and date of birth, and your Parent 2 (father’s/mother’s/stepparent’s) SSN and date of birth. If you are a preparer, you may use the virtual keyboard to enter your SSN and Employer Identification Number. The value can be entered by clicking on the virtual keyboard character with your mouse or when the cursor is held over the key for 2 seconds.

Note: To close the virtual keyboard, click the virtual keyboard icon to the right of the answer field for the question.

The virtual keyboard will help prevent a malicious source from capturing your keystrokes and then later accessing your application using your personally identifiable information.

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