Your identity may have been stolen if you have filed your tax return and have found that someone has already filed your tax return using your information. Also, if you have a tax balance due to the IRS and refund or collection actions have been taken against you for a year that you did not file your taxes.
If you receive a letter from the IRS and you feel that your identity may have been stolen, you should respond immediately to the name, address, phone number that is listed on the IRS letter please contact the IRS and your tax lawyer as soon as possible to resolve this matter.
There is also a unit of the IRS that responds to identity theft outside of the US and if you feel that you have been at risk due to a lost purse or wallet, questionable credit card activity, you should call the Identity Protection Specialized Unit so further steps can be taken to secure your account.
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