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.