Tax identity theft is when someone uses your Social Security number to steal your tax refund or for work. People often discover tax identity theft when they file their tax returns.
Here are some steps you can take to help avoid becoming a victim:
Remember that the IRS always initiates contact with taxpayers through the mail first. If you don't respond they may call in rare instances, but they will never contact you via text message, email or social media.
Follow these steps and stay safe this tax season!
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