Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. You may be unaware that this has happened until you efile your return and discover that a return already has been filed using your SSN.
As much as we’d like to think “that will never happen to me” – unfortunately, it can. Tax related fraud can happen to anyone, and occurs more often than we’d like to imagine. Here’s a few tips to help protect yourself against it.
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