Tax or IRS Identity Theft

Someone is using or has used your social security number to file a fraudulent tax return and obtain a refund.

Report

Report incident to IRS online here or call toll free: 1-800-366-4484

Report by Fax:  (202) 927-7018

Report By Mail:

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Hotline

P.O. Box 589

Ben Franklin Station

Washington, DC 20044-0589

IRS Phishing

Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to phishing@irs.gov . If you’ve experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.

 

Recover


 

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 Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances. 



Visit Identitytheft.gov to report identity theft and get a recovery plan: Recovery Plan

Find IRS Resources and guidance here:

Reinforce


 

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.



Protection Tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Sign-up for FTC Scam Alerts.

Add a fraud victim statement to your credit report: Victim Statement

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Information from IC3

Stay Safe From Cybercrime During Tax Time 

Tax ID Theft Information