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Identity Theft and the IRS

2009 August 19
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by dtolleth

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Privacy, Information Protection, and Data Security Actively supports Taxpayers in their efforts to protect their identities, particularly as this relates to Identity Theft, falsely filed tax returns and other taxpayer information. If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft call

  • IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service at 877-777-4778
  • IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490

Alternately, you may prefer to ask your tax professional to make these calls on your behalf.

The IRS also suggests you file a police report, contact your financial institutions, contaact all three major credit reporting agencies, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Experian

Equifax

Transunion

Federal Trade Commission