Idaho Tax Commission Warns Against Identify Theft

Jan 28, 2016

The Idaho Tax Commission is stepping up their identify theft warnings this tax season.
Credit Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Last year, the state says number of fake Idaho income tax returns increased by 64 percent over the previous year. And officials with the state tax commission says they’ve already received fraudulent returns this year.

Some taxpayers may have already received verification letters in the mail. There are two types of letters – and the tax commission asks that people reply as soon as possible. If you don’t prove your identity, your tax refund will not be sent.

In a press release, Doreen Warren of the Idaho State Tax Commission says criminals are becoming more sophisticated at tax fraud. She says the agency is still refining the best way to stop them. The state of Idaho has partnered with the IRS and tax software companies as part of that effort.

The deadline to file 2015 Idaho income taxes is April 18.

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