In recent years the IRS has seen a drastic increase in the number of cases of identity theft related to tax return fraud. If our office has contacted you relating to identity theft, you can find resources below that we may have referred to during our discussion. If you have additional questions, please contact Marianne at (972) 420-7944.
If you believe that you have been the victim of identity theft it is a good idea to go ahead and alert the IRS to this matter prior to the filing of your tax return if possible. Use Form 14039 below to tell the IRS that you believe you are the victim of identity theft. After receiving this, the IRS will then look at your account and may send you a personal PIN number that you will use in future years to electronically file your return.
If you were a victim of identity theft with the IRS last year, and have already sent in your Form 14039, the IRS may send you an ID-PIN number in the mail. This number will change from year to year, and you should start receiving this via mail sometime in December or January. It is extremely important that you keep this number and provide it to our office with the rest of your tax information. You will not be able to electronically file your return without it.
Identity Theft related issues are time consuming and worrisome, but our office will do everything that we can to assist you along the way. If you would like to learn more about what the IRS is doing to combat this fraud, please click on the blue link marked "Discover More".