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Identity Theft: What to Do if Someone Has Already Filed Taxes Using Your Social Security Number
If someone uses your information to file a fraudulent tax return, he or she is looking to get your tax refund. You'll want to work with the IRS as soon as you discover the identity theft to ensure that your actual return is processed as quickly as possible. Read more…

Tips for Handling Identity Verification Requests From the IRS
In response to the increasing tax-related identity theft problem, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is monitoring tax returns for signs of fraudulent activity. The most frequent scam is when thieves use a person’s name and Social Security number to file a fraudulent return and steal a tax refund. When the IRS suspects a return is fraudulent, the agency will request identity verification from the person whose name and address is listed on the return. Here's how to handle these requests. Read more…

10 Steps to Avoiding Tax-Return Identity Theft
Someone who steals your identity for tax purposes is probably not intending to pay your back taxes for you. He or she is after your tax refund. Make sure your refund ends up in your hands and not that of a thief by practicing a few simple habits that can protect your personal information. Read more…

Tax Time Scams You Should Avoid
Whether it's phishing, identity theft, or hidden fees, tax season can bring out the scammers in full force. Learn how to protect yourself from the most common tax scams. Read more…

Taxpayer Beware: Email Phishing Scams
The IRS reported a surge in phishing scams during the 2018 tax season. Phishing schemes are designed by cyber criminals who attempt to lure unsuspecting victims into revealing their personal and financial information, usually through unsolicited emails. You can avoid becoming a victim of fraud if you know what to look for. Read more…

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