IRS Agrees to Give Identity-Theft Victims Copies of Fake Returns (@GeigerWire @mkmcollins @business)

By June 3, 2015Uncategorized

If an identity thief filed a federal tax return in your name, you can now request a copy of the fake return, and see exactly what they did:

Full article at Bloomberg Business

“The IRS announced the change in a letter to Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, who had called for increased transparency for victims of identity theft.
“We have decided to change our policy regarding disclosure of fraudulent identity-theft returns to victims whose name and SSN the fraudulent return was filed under,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in a May 28 letter to Ayotte. He said the agency is putting together the new procedure now. The IRS confirmed the letter and declined to comment further.”

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