Fighting Identity Theft & Income Tax Fraud

Why does the Department of Taxation require certain taxpayers to take an identity confirmation quiz?

The Department requires certain taxpayers to confirm their identity in an effort to combat tax fraud and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Taxpayers are selected for identity verification using data analysis of information on the tax return and other factors.

Note: Tax fraud schemes are ever-changing. Thus, you may be asked to confirm your identity on a tax year by tax year basis.