When someone uses your stolen personal information — your Social Security number, for example — to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund, that's considered tax-related identity theft. How do you know if you've been a victim?
Identity theft is a challenge we all face — as individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies. The IRS says it's making progress against tax-related identity theft using an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance. In fact, the agency notes that this is one of its highest priorities.
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