Nobody is excited about tax season, and now there’s another reason to dread this time of year. Identity tax refund fraud is on the rise.
Your Community Bank team wants to help you keep your identity and your tax refund safe, so we’ve compiled important information about tax fraud for your review. Please read more about what identity tax refund fraud is, and how it can be avoided, here.
If you suspect your identity has been used to file a fraudulent tax return, call your online tax preparation service to report the problem. Then follow the IRS procedure for reporting a fraudulent return. You can find it at www.irs.gov/uac/Taxpayer-Guide-to-Identity-Theft. You should also file a police report with your local law enforcement agency.
And remember, your Community Bank team is always here to help you in any way we can. Because while we all know filing and paying taxes is no fun, it should always be safe.