Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week: January 29 – February 2, 2018
The 2017 tax filing season is officially here. Fortis is helping to raise awareness on tax identity theft so that you do not become a victim. We also know identity theft is a frustrating process for victims. If you become a victim, we are committed to resolving your case as quickly as possible.
DAY 1 – What is Tax Identity Theft?
Tax identity theft is when someone steals your social security number to file a false tax return claiming a tax refund.
You most likely will not know if you are a victim of tax related identity theft until you file your tax return. You will be contacted by your tax professional or by the IRS if there are suspicions.
- More than one tax return was filed using your SSN.
- You owe additional tax, refund offset or 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 for whom you did not work.
If you suspect you are a victim of tax related identity theft you still need to continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return(s).
https://www.irs.gov/ (Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft)