Latest Update - IRS releases warning on potential increase in scams targeting taxpayers around the April 18 tax deadline. Before and after the deadline, scammers may tempt or pressure taxpayers into revealing personal information. US-CERT and IRS recommend taxpayers prepare for heightened risk this tax season and remain vigilant year-round.
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Know Your Credit History: The Federal Trade Commission can tell you how to get a copy of your credit report that is actually FREE! It also has information about what to look for and correcting mistakes.
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Protect Your Information: The Internal Revenue Service has information everyone should know about identity theft. IRS Press Release
Don’t Be a Victim : The Connecticut Attorney General’s Office is a valuable resource for information about preventing identity theft and what to do if you become a victim.
Avoid Bad Tax Preparers: Don't pay for bad preparers who may also be stealing your identity and your refund. The CTCPA can help you find reputable CPA's. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help for low-to moderate-income (under $50,000) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Many or some locations also offer free electronic filing. If you need assistance from VITA, see the list of Connecticut VITA Sites.