Identity Theft FAQ's

What are some warning signs of tax-related identity theft?

The following may be signs that you are a victim of tax-related identity theft:

  • You receive an unexpected notice from the Ohio Department of Taxation, the IRS or another state income tax agency.
  • You are notified that a tax return has already been filed using your SSN.
  • You receive a collection notice regarding a tax year for which you did not file a tax return or have a filing requirement.
  • You receive a refund check for a tax year for which you did not file a tax return, or the refund is much larger than you requested.