Ohio Offers New Tool to Prevent Refund Identity Theft

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The Ohio Department of Taxation has employed a new strategy to combat refund fraud related to identity theft. An online Identity Confirmation Quiz will be used to verify taxpayers’ information. Read the article from the Winter 2017 GYF Perspectives. See other posts related to identity theft

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Want to See the Tax Return Filed with Your Stolen Identity?

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will begin allowing victims of identity theft to request a redacted copy of a fraudulent return that was filed and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service using the identity theft victim’s name and social security number. Partial or full redaction will protect additional possible victims on […]

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Beware of Internal Revenue Service Impersonation Scams

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The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Mr. J. Russell George, issued another warning Thursday, October 15th, that although it [the Agency] is making some progress in its investigation of a phone fraud scam perpetrated by individuals misrepresenting themselves as Internal Revenue Service employees, taxpayers should continue to beware of these fraudulent phone calls. […]