With the approaching April 17 tax deadline, the Consumer Protection Unit of the Alaska Attorney General’s Office has received reports from Alaskans who are victims of tax related identity theft.
Tax related identity theft occurs when someone files a bogus tax return using your name, social security number, birthdate, and fictitious wage and employment information in order to collect a tax return. If you are a victim of this type of identity theft, you may not be aware of it until you attempt to file a tax return and discover two returns have been filed using your personal information.
Be alert to possible identity theft if you receive a notice from the IRS stating that:
If you are a victim of identity theft:
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