Tax Theft

Tax Identity Theft: Safety Tips

Tax Identity Theft Tax identity theft occurs when a perpetrator uses someone else’s Social Security Number (SSN) to file a felony tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to receive a tax refund. This type of crime is also known as stolen refund fraud. Other varieties of tax identity theft include falsely claiming dependents, using a deceased person’s taxpayer information, or earning wages under another person’s SSN. Tax identity