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Tis the season…

By February 11, 2013October 24th, 2018Estate Planning Blog, Robert Lamm
Bob Lamm

Robert Lamm

It is that most wonderful time of year again.  That’s right, time to prepare and file your 2012 Income Tax Return!  As if this wasn’t bad enough, it is also a time that some will discover that they are a victim of identity theft.  Here are the warning signs:

-Receiving a W-2 or 1099 from a company you have not been employed by nor had a financial relationship with

-Receiving a notice from the IRS indicating there are unclaimed wages or income associated with your SSN

-Being notified there has already been a return submitted for that tax year when attempting to file your taxes

-When the IRS will not accept your claim of a dependent because someone has already claimed that dependent or used the dependent’s SSN on a different return

If any of these things happen to you, consider filing IRS Form 14039 (Identity Theft Affidavit). 

For other measures, check out this link