IRS identity theft procedure

The IRS may stop your refund if they think you're identity has been stolen.

It's Tax Time Again

(WWLP) – The IRS is reminding people that if they suspect you might have been a victim of fraud, you can expect an official letter.

The IRS may stop your tax refund until they are able to verify your identity, even if your return contains the correct Social Security Number. They assert that they will only notify you through the U.S. Mail, and will never email or call.

If you’re contacted by the IRS, you’ll be directed to the Identity Verification Service website. Once you verify, the refund will be processed.

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