…just how big of a breach actually occurred hasn’t been determined yet as the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Unit and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration are still conducting their investigation.
The burden of proof rests on the individual to prove that their identity was actually stolen and that they did not file a return in the first place.
The White House announced at “Datapalooza” that Americans will now be able to download their tax returns directly from the IRS’ new service Get Transcript. Tax information is not easily accessible and for good reason.
Here is important information to know to avoid being taken in by scammers this tax season:
It’s tax season! Filing your tax return is a less than thrilling activity, and you may be tempted to procrastinate. However, filing early can help reduce the chance that you’ll become a victim of tax-related identity theft. In recent years, an emphasis on filing tax returns electronically and receiving tax returns via direct deposit has …
Every year millions of U.S. citizens trust the IRS with all of their sensitive financial information when they file their tax returns. Unfortunately there are those out there who are looking to capitalize on the tax refund process by tricking unsuspecting citizens into releasing their private data. Tax return fraud on the rise The commissioner …
Taxpayers have the right to appeal the following IRS actions:
some IRS collection practices are categorized as ‘unauthorized,’ that is, prohibited. . .
Consumers unwittingly think they are visiting the IRS site when in fact they have been conned.
More IRS Issues and Identity Theft: Lora and Jamey Costner of Newport, Tennessee, have joined the ranks of identity theft victims after two illegal immigrants, Douglas Valdez and Elizabeth Velasco Bautista, allegedly used the Costner’s Social Security numbers to obtain employment at the Koch Foods plant in nearby Morristown.