Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job, and you might not know it's happened until you get a letter from the IRS saying more than one tax return was filed in your name, or IRS records show you have wages from an employer you don't know.
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- File your tax return early in the tax season, if you can.
- Use a secure internet connection if you file electronically, or mail your tax return directly from the post office.
- Shred copies of your tax return, drafts, or calculation sheets you no longer need.
- Know the IRS won't contact you by email, text, or social media. If the IRS needs information, it will contact you by mail.
- If your Social Security Number has been compromised, contact the IRS ID Theft Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490.
Source: Johns Creek Police Department newsletter.