What You Need To Know About Tax Identity Theft

Let’s keep the tax season dialogue going! From our friends at the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the most important step you can do to counter tax identity theft is to file early and get your tax refund before thieves do. Follow the below steps if you believe that you’ve fallen victim to tax identity theft:

  • If you suspect identity theft: If you think you have tax issues related to identity theft, call the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) at 1-800-908-4490.
  • File an ID theft affidavit: You can document the identity theft by submitting a police report and the IRS ID Theft Affidavit (Form 14039)
  • Contact your state tax organization: Your state taxes may be affected as well.
  • Document your case: Download the free ID Theft Help app from ITRC to track your case as you go through the resolution process.
  • Call the ITRC: You can receive no-cost assistance from a victim advisor by calling 1-888-400-5530.

Have any questions? Let us know and we’ll be happy to answer them!

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