Identity Theft Issues

Tax related identify theft, as defined on the IRS website, is when someone uses your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number, to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.

The IRS Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft states that you should be on the alert for the following:

  • You get a letter from the IRS inquiring about a suspicious tax return that you did not file.
  • You can’t e-file your tax return because of a duplicate Social Security number.
  • You get a tax transcript in the mail that you did not request.
  • You get an IRS notice that an online account has been created in your name.
  • You get an IRS notice that your existing online account has been accessed or disabled when you took no action.
  • You get an IRS notice that you owe additional tax or refund offset, or that you have had collection actions taken against you for a year you did not file a tax return.
  • IRS records indicate you received wages or other income from an employer you didn’t work for.

If you have an Identity Theft Issue it can takes months to resolve, or in certain circumstances sometimes years.  Don’t hesitate to contact our offices for a free consultation today at 760-529-4926 or 617-535-3300.

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Liz C.
Liz C.
11 months ago
My experience with Ryan McFarland has been outstanding. His expertise was evident immediately when he asked all the right questions to understand my...
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Head Of The Household B.
3 months ago
Hey everybody I just want to Let you know if you need Tax help, Ryan is awesome. I'm a small business owner. During this busy time I reached out to several...
George C.
George C.
7 months ago
I called Ryan with my tax situation. Initially I got his voicemail and left a message. Within a short time he returned my call. Ryan was very easy to talk...
Laurie Bishop
Laurie Bishop
2 months ago
I just wanted to share my experience with Ryan. I am a small business owner, and we certainly took a hit this last year. It’s scary when you receive a letter from the IRS. I reached out to several tax attorneys with just a simple question. Ryan was very responsive and compassionate, All this during tax time when everybody’s super busy. Out of five different people Ryan was the only one that Actually responded and tried to help me. Ryan, I just want to say thank you so much for taking the time, I know you’re busy. Thank you again so much for all your help. I will be reaching out again if I need anything. You’re awesome. Laurie
Maurice Franklin
Maurice Franklin
11 months ago
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Jeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey Johnson
a year ago
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