MyIDCare’s Tax Season OverviewJanuary 31, 2018
From waiting for tax forms, gathering documentation, and making sure you don’t miss important deadlines, filing taxes can be a stressful experience for many. As if that wasn’t enough, the massive data breaches of 2017 mean that cyber criminals now have the types of information they need to commit identity theft - including tax related identity theft.
Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect your information and your return. First and foremost, MyIDCare members have unlimited access to our team of experts so don’t hesitate to call the ID Care team with questions or if you believe your identity has been stolen.
- File your taxes early or as soon as you can.
- Choose a reputable tax professional or software.
- Beware of suspicious “IRS” phone calls or emails asking for your tax information or requesting payment.
- Contact your identity protection service if problems do arise.
To learn more about what steps you should take to ensure a smooth filing process or what to do if you become a victim of tax related identity theft, read our articles below.