NextAdvisor Blog - Tax Identity Theft

I Fell Victim to Tax Identity Theft and So Can You

I’ve always taken pride in my ability to keep my information secure, so it came as quite a shock when I learned I fell victim to tax identity theft.
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How are the IRS, States and Tax Industry Protecting Taxpayers from Identity Theft?

With tax identity theft growing as a nationwide problem, the various elements of the industry are protecting taxpayers as best they can. Find out how. 
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IRS Breach Numbers Nearly Triple the Original Estimate

An IRS breach initially reported in May 2015 has been investigated fully and the results indicate far more people were exposed than initially reported.
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Dirty Dozen 2016: IRS Cites Identity Theft as No. 1 Scam

Identity theft is once again in the top spot on the annual IRS Dirty Dozen list of scams. What other scams should taxpayers be aware of this year?
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IRS Systems Hacked by Cybercriminals Again: Is Your Information Safe?

Tax season is here once more, and already there are security issues. Learn how cybercriminals hacked the IRS system and what you can do to protect yourself.
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TaxSlayer, TaxAct Report Tax-Refund Fraud: What Does This Mean for You?

Tax-refund fraud is on the rise, and two popular e-filing services have suffered recent data breaches. What can you do to protect yourself?
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Tax Fraud is Behind Recent 47% Spike in Identity Theft: What Can You Do?

A spike in identity theft complaints to the FTC over the past year means it's time for the government to make more of an effort to help combat this crime.
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Is E-filing My Taxes Safe?

Many taxpayers are no strangers to filing their taxes online (or e-filing), but do they actually know whether this method of filing is safe? 
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IRS Enlists Help of Private Debt Collectors: What This Means for You

A recently enacted law, called the FAST Act, allows the IRS to intensely pursue owed back taxes with the enlisted help of private debt collectors.
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6 Identity Theft Lessons 2015 Taught Us

An awful lot happened in the world of personal security in 2015, and we can take many identity theft lessons from the incidents this year into the next.
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