Taxpayer Guide to Tax-Related Identity Theft
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 @ 7:05PM
As a service to taxpayers and readers of our website CFEG has put together a Taxpayer Guide to Tax-Related Identity Theft. In this guide you will find information which is helpful whether or not you are a victim of Tax-Related Identity Theft. The guide contains information directly from the IRS’s website. The guide is divided into areas which taxpayers should be aware of such as, 1.) what is tax-related identity theft; 2.) know the warning signs; 3.) steps to take if you become a victim; 4.) how to reduce your risk; 5.) steps to take if you are a data breach victim; 6.) instructions for requesting a copy of a fraudulent return; 7.) how the IRS Identity Theft Victim Assistance works; and 8.) tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.