The privacy and security of your tax information is as important to us as it is to you. We take these concerns very seriously.
If you believe you have been a victim of tax-related identity theft, contact us right away.
You will also want to:
- Most importantly, follow the IRS procedures for reporting a fraudulent return.
- Monitor your credit reports through TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian for any suspicious activity.
- File a police report with your local law enforcement agency.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at Identitytheft.gov or the FTC Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 or TTY 1-866-653-4261.
If your Social Security number is compromised and you know or suspect you are a victim of tax-related identity theft, take these additional steps:
- Respond immediately to any IRS notice; call the number provided
- Complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit and print and mail or fax according to the instructions
- Continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must do so by paper
- I received a TurboTax email or text message, addressed to a stranger. Do I need to worry?
- How can I protect the tax files on my computer?
- E-file rejections related to incorrect or duplicated names, birth dates, or Social Security numbers
- TurboTax Online instructions for e-file reject R0000-932-02: Taxpayer identification number must not be the same as a previously accepted return