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  • Writer's pictureJames D. Lynch


Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number or Employer Identification Number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Individuals and businesses can be victims of identity theft.

Be alert for the following signs of identity theft:

● You receive an IRS notice that doesn’t relate to anything you submitted.

● The IRS rejects your e-filed return or extension to file request, saying they already have one with the same identification number.

● IRS records indicate you received wages or other income from an employer for whom you did not work.


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