NextAdvisor Blog - Tax Identity Theft

FTC Identity Theft Assistant Links with IRS to Help Tax Fraud Victims

The FTC has updated its identity theft assistant to include additional aid for victims of tax identity theft. Find out whether you should use it.
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5 Tax Penalties to Know About

Learn about five common tax penalties you may run into, including how much they'll cost you if you mess up and how you can avoid them.
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Equifax Misled Consumers on Size of Data Breach: Even More Information Compromised

New revelations show Equifax misled consumers by failing to report all of the facts of its 2017 data breach, leaving more personal information exposed.
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Identity Theft 101: What is Tax Identity Theft?

While identity theft is a major problem, tax identity theft is one of the worst variants. Learn about tax identity theft and how to protect yourself.
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Tax Season Post-Equifax: What the Massive Data Breach Means for Your Taxes

What's in store for tax season post-Equifax? Learn how the mega breach could impact the upcoming tax filing season and find out how to protect yourself.
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When Should I Give Out My Social Security Number?

"When should I give out my social security number?" We detail situations when you are and are not required to give out your social security number.
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Why It’s Important to Report Identity Theft and How to Do It

You might feel angry or ashamed to discover you've been a victim of identity theft, but don't let that stop you from reporting the crime. Here's how.
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Is Your Social Security Card Missing? Here’s What You Should Do

Was your social security card misplaced or stolen? Read this guide to learn the steps you need to take in order to protect your identity.
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What the Suspension of This IRS Tax Tool Means for Students Applying for Financial Aid

Could the suspension of an IRS tax tool used to help students and their families complete the form for federal financial aid impact you?
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How Do You Know if Your E-filing Service is Secure?

In a world of breaches, choosing a secure e-filing service is an important cybersecurity decision. Learn what security features to look for this tax season.
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