BBB urges early filing to avoid tax identity theft! The Equifax data breach in May of 2017 exposed the sensitive personal information of 143 million American consumers, making it easier for fraudsters to claim the tax returns of those affected. Better Business Bureau Serving Central & South Alabama is encouraging taxpayers to file early this tax season in order to protect themselves from income tax fraud. Most people do not know they have been a victim of tax fraud until they get ready to file their taxes and realize that someone has already filed taxes using their social security number.
Signs that you may be a victim of tax identity theft include via irs.gov:
Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Tax Theft:
How to Spot an IRS Impostor Scam:
Tax season begins January 29th and the deadline to file is April 17, 2018.
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