IRS Identity Theft Assistance
If you are a victim of tax identity theft, where someone files a forged or fraudulent tax return using your name and social security number, below are some steps you should take to address the situation:
1-Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) AT 877-438-4338.
2-File a report with the local police department.
3-Contact the IRS Identity Theft Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490 and file Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit (or provide a copy of the ploice report).
4-Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit reporting bureaus:
5-Contact the Social SecurIty Administration 800-772-1213
6-Contact your bank, credit card companies, investment firms, and your employers.
Some Things To Consider:
1-Close any account that has been tampered with or open fraudently.
2-Consider putting a credit freeze with the three credit reporting bureaus.
3-Obtain an IRS Identity Theft PIN to file your tax returns. SEE MY DETAILED ARTICLE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS.
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