As we were writing our April newsletter, we were informed by a client that he was potentially a victim of an unemployment scam. That makes two this tax season so far. Even if you already filed your return, this is important information. The IRS can take up to 12 months to match your return to 1099s.
States have experienced a surge in fraudulent unemployment claims filed by organized crime rings using stolen identities. Criminals are using these stolen identities to fraudulently collect benefits across multiple states.
You may be a victim of unemployment identity theft if you received:
Here is some helpful advice:
Here is some addition reading on the subject:
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