Victim of IRS Tax Scam?

If you are a victim of IRS tax fraud  -- someone else filed your taxes fraudulently -- you need to re-file your taxes on paper and include an Identity Theft tax form 14039.

Below please find a link to the IRS web pages that discuss identity theft.  This page links to brochures about identity theft and the next steps to take if someone is a victim of this type of fraud. 

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Identity-Protection

The IRS resolution process can take time and patience is needed.  The normal processing time for the IRS to resolve an ID theft case can be 6-9 months.  If you are experiencing a financial hardship or believe the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) is not treating you fairly or providing adequate service, please contact the Portsmouth IRS office: 603-433-0571.