Identity Theft: Tax Returns
There’s an alarming frequency of identity theft connected to the processing of tax returns and refunds, that’s according to the Alabama Department of Revenue. So, to protect Alabama residents from criminals, the State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee announced a new effort to protect taxpayers. Some people will receive a letter from the Alabama Department of Revenue asking them to complete a short identity confirmation quiz. The request is to confirm the taxpayer’s identity has not been stolen and used to file a false return. Once the I-D quiz has been completed, the return will be processed. The quiz can be taken online or by phone.