Associated Press quotes Joseph Perry, partner-in-charge of Tax & Business Services, about identify theft and fraudulent tax returns.
By Carole Feldman
Identity theft continues to be a problem. Sometimes the first indication is a notice from the IRS that a tax return already has been filed with a taxpayer’s Social Security number.
To combat the problem, the IRS launched a public awareness campaign in November and began issuing a series of tips on how to protect data online.
If your identity is stolen, resolving the issue can take months, even longer. “It’s very difficult for taxpayers as well as practitioners to effectively resolve issues,” says Joseph Perry, the partner in charge of the tax and business services at Marcum LLP.