Tax identity theft, whether it’s with the Internal Revenue Service or your state’s Department of Revenue, Franchise Tax Board or other Taxation agency, can be a complicated issue to resolve. The IRS, in partnership with the state tax administrations and the software companies that produce at-home filing software, has announced several changes.
These new measures are intended to help citizens know if there has been a change to their personal identifying information, namely in the payment method for electronic refunds. Under the new protocols, software filing companies will alert the IRS any time a mobile device is used to file more than one tax return, whenever the same IP address is used to file more than one return, or when a tax return is auto-generated instead of filed by a live person.
Should you need additional assistance, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center to speak with a live expert at 888.400.5530 or livechat www.idtheftcenter.org
The Taxpayer Advocate Service offers free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Read more: IRS Help and Resources
You can document the identity theft by submitting a police report or the IRS ID Theft Affidavit (Form 14039). Use the ID Theft Help App to track your case. Read more: Download the Free ID Theft Help App
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