Cybersecurity Tax-Related Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number, to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. You may be unaware this has happened until you file your return and discover a return has already been filed using your Social Security number. Alternatively, the IRS may send you a letter saying they have identified a suspicious return related to your Social Security number.

The IRS, state governments, and the tax industry have joined together to create safeguards to fight tax-related identity theft.

If you become a victim of tax-related identity theft, click the link below to review some steps you should take.

Download the Tax-Related Identity Theft Next Steps Here


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