How to Protect Yourself from Taxpayer Identity Theft

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In the most recent Fact Sheets published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in January 2015, the IRS highlights its continuous efforts to combat taxpayer identity theft. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a stolen Social Security Number (SSN) to file a false return and claim a fraudulent refund.

The IRS advises taxpayers to heed the following warning signs and take steps to help mitigate risk.

Warning Signs (usually communicated via IRS notice or letter) of tax-related identity theft:

  • More than one return filed under your SSN.
  • You owe additional tax, have a refund offset, or have had collection actions taken …read more

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