You May Need to Take a Quiz to Get Your Tax Refund

Identity Theft

You May Need to Take a Quiz to Get Your Tax Refund

You May Need to Take a Quiz to Get Your Tax Refund

State governments around the country are struggling with tax return identity theft, a problem so rampant that even TurboTax had to temporarily suspend electronic state filing. In Ohio, where 58,000 fraudulent tax returns have been intercepted this tax season, state officials have taken the drastic step of requiring some taxpayers to fill out an online quiz... Read More

Treasury Department Issues Warning on Tax Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Treasury Department Issues Warning on Tax Identity Theft

Treasury Department Issues Warning on Tax Identity Theft

Identity theft is a significant problem for consumers nationwide throughout the year, but may become even more of a consideration during filing season. Tax identity theft is on the rise and has been for several years now, and now the federal government is trying to enlist the help of financial institutions in attempting to stamp... Read More

Is E-Filing to Blame for Uptick in Tax Identity Theft?

Identity Theft

Is E-Filing to Blame for Uptick in Tax Identity Theft?

Is E-Filing to Blame for Uptick in Tax Identity Theft?

In the past several years, the number of incidents of identity theft related to consumers’ tax returns has surged, and there seems to be little the Internal Revenue Service can do about it. Now, some experts say that a major reason for this increase in fraud could be the result of the agency’s e-filing option.... Read More

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