ID Theft Times Two

April 29, 2015

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer.

A young mother walked into the TAS office almost in tears because her 2014 refund was being delayed and she was not given much information or guidance by the IRS. The taxpayer also never received her 2011 refund. TAS found the IRS had flagged that year’s return as fraudulent due to identity theft. TAS obtained income documents from the taxpayer for both years and sent them to the IRS to release the refunds. Because of TAS’s efforts, the IRS expedited the 2014 refund and sent her a refund for 2011 that she didn’t expect. She was extremely happy with the assistance she received from TAS.

Learn more about Identity Theft.

Each individual or business taxpayer is assigned to an advocate who listens to the problem and helps the taxpayer understand what needs to be done to fix it. TAS advocates will do everything they can to get the problems resolved and will stay with the taxpayers every step of the way. Occasionally we feature stories of taxpayers and advocates who worked together to resolve complex tax issues. Read more TAS success stories.