IRS Tax Fraud

Someone filed a fraudulent income tax return using your information to create a refund that was not paid to you.




The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Results will vary depending on your circumstances. 

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Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.

IRS Imposter Scams Infographic

Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts from IRS (English and Spanish)

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft from IRS (Multiple Languages)

Tax scams found on Google