Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

January 25-29, 2016

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Find out what you can do about it, and how you can help others during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. For more general identity theft information, visit our identity theft page.

What is Tax Identity Theft?

Tax-Related Identity Theft

Do you know the warning signs that an identity thief is using your Social Security number?

IRS's Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers (PDF)

What can you do if you’re a victim of  Tax Identity Theft?


Get the federal government’s one-stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft. Get step-by-step advice, sample letters, and other helpful resources. Recovering from identity theft is easier with a plan and can help you.


Promote Awareness

Use these sample materials to raise awareness about tax identity theft:

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